Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Allow me to be the first – quite a privilege since I just attended the “official” first tour of the brewery here in Houston. Don’t let the use of the word “pale” in the description fool you. Karbach’s fresh-from-the-tap lager version pours clean and dark golden, with a modest head. Served cold, it delivered a crisp taste without the dry bitterness of some classic lagers. This one has a great mouth feel, it’s not thin, putting it at the heavier end of the Vienna style: there are tastes (to me) not only of caramel but a hint of lemon, too. Of the three current beers from this new brewery, Sympathy turns out to be my favorite. For now.
kidmartinek (3299) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a bit leathery. Taste is a bit sweet. Though its full, I do.t see what the fussbis about.
mansquito (3103) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spec’s, Houston sixer: Pours darker on the golden scale with a white head. Aroma is hints of citrus, grass, and bread. Taste is slightly bitter. Nice and crisp. Easy to drink. Very little sweetness. Genuinely well-crafted.
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. It’s a clear, golden beer topped by a small, white head. The aroma has notes of cured sausages, some caramel hints, and a piney hoppyness. It’s lightly salty on the palate, with pine cones, some caramel and a decent bitterness. Medium to full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Some bitterness in the end too. Overall, a quite pleasant one, easy drinkable too. 131004
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Gold with an average white head. Aroma is of honey, herbal hops, and grain. Taste is of grain, honey, sweet malt, woody hops.
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. The look is clear, whitish head, and golden in color. The smell is grainy, cereal, cardboard, paper, floral, and malt. The taste is sweet, floral, malt, grain, and hops.
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop. Flavour is hop, fruit, malt. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
TylerGreenDC (208) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 On draft. Rich yellow color, foamy head, lines of lace. Flavor of lemon peel with hop bittering to finish. Texas makes a lot of good lagers (such as Big Bend’s Tejas), and this one stands up to any of them.
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Spicy aroma with light grassiness and noble hops. Malt and light spice flavor. Medium bodied. Spice and mineral lingers with malt.
brewballs (158) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basic brew. Nothing special. Malty notes. Dry wash down. Won’t let you down but won’t shake your world either. A very, very safe brew.
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:   Dusty orange, a little hazy, moderate to large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft caramel malt nose, a little biscuit, a little mealy.   A hoppy example on the tongue, malty, mealy, bready, a little mealy, but also a touch hoppy.   Good, but needs to be sweeter to make it deviate from the hop arena.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Could use a bit more of a malty body, in addition to the sweetness.   For an Amber Lager/Vienna its a bit over-hopped.   Good, but more malt and more biscuity/caramel sweetness and you would certainly have it.   Always comparing these to Great lakes Eliot Ness, but sadly very few compare.   Thanks Bill!