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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at brew house. Poured a medium copper with a half finger foamy white head. A sweet roasted malt and grain aroma, with a hint of nuttiness. The taste upfront was sweet and grainy malts accompanied by a moderate earthy hops. Light and smooth body with a clean refreshing finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
TAP NY 08. Light amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma of light toasted malt, a trace of caramel and perhaps a touch of butter. Taste is pretty weak in flavor, not too much going on- some light toasted malts, caramel sweetness, and light butterscotch. Very watery and quite bland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2007
Tap at Lake Grove location. pale amber ber, no head. Nice light malty aroma, some light toastiness. A soft herbal hop character. Nice sweetish flavour with good balance. Toasted lightly bready malts. Herbal and floral finish. Nicely balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a vibrant bright red-bronze color with a small white head. The aroma was light malts and floral hops. The flavor was a somewhat bland but smooth mix of light malts and crisp floral hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Clear, pink rusty with no head. Honey cereal malt aroma. Woody, light malt mustiness. Medium-light sweetness, but it comes off dray. Medium body. Nicely done. Did well with the fish and chips and malt vinegar. Pittsburgh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2005
As ’Southwest Vienna Lager’ on draught at Monroeville. Light bitter astringent aroma, low on sweetness or malt character. Clean dull amber brown body with thin lacing head. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Starts subtle and smooth. Light malt sweetness. Toasted grain and subtle floral hops notes. Orange rind bitterness and some toffee. Finish is medium bitter with light carbonic acidity. After is dry and nutty with a bitter bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewlutes (3) - USA - JUN 16, 2005 does not count
Not a whole lot to say. I liked it. No fruit undertones. I’m not that good. But the "average guy" would find this one quite quaffable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2005
(DC) Clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, toasty, some lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grassy, some bread, finishes with some lemon. Light-medium body with some creaminess, finishing with moderate acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Nice brew pub in downtown DC. Amber color with a sweet malty flavor. A nice crisp finish. Drank several and enjoyed each one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
On draught at the Framingham location, March 2005. Light brownish-auburn color, with some light tan tinges throughout and a small beige head. Mostly clear with a big shot of crystally malts and cream. Not much lager apparency in the nose. I’m not getting the banana esters everyone else mentions, which is fine with me. Flavor begins sweet and well-malted, with light fruit (cherry, strawberry, apple) notes. Quite attenuated, but I don’t mind the wateriness as it makes it that much more refreshing. Dry, but not very flavorful hops bite at the end. A bit of dusty yeast.


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