jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Way way back, this was a beer that broke me from the macro swill. Remember that J? For that reason, I’ll always like it. But really, there’s nothing all that great about it. All the Strauss beers do have a unique finish/taste to em. Can’t describe it, you just gotta try em...
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some nice sweet caramelly aroma. Beer pours amber. Who woulda thought? Flavor is some pleasant caramel sweetness at the beginning followed by a smooth hoppy crispness at the end. Obviously a lager. A very drinkable beer that would go well at a summer barbecue
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
light brown. kinda bockish. smells alright. taste is immediately lagerish. some shitty malt. awful.
kramer (5329) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via Saarlander. Pours a clear bright copper colored body under a small fizzy beige head that fell to a patchy film. Aroma is very clean, slightly sweet smelling munich malt with minimal hoppiness. Flavor is lightly grainy and slightly sweet malt fading to a caramel laced finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with an active fizzy carbonation level. Finishes with a slight stickiness. Overall, a middle of the road Vienna at best, but it was quite drinkable.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Saarlander. this one just didn’t do it for me. not much flavor, aroma or hop presence. I get a hint of the spice, but fail to see how the brewer can call this one complex?
milty908 (13) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and drinkable, sweet nutty taste, just right on the palate - not too light not too heavy. Easy to drink and goes great with any meal.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. The beer was a clear copper with a small off-white head. The aroma was lightly sweet with notes of caramel malt. Malty caramel flavor dominates. Light hops and bitterness on the finish.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Disney’s California Adventure; Nose was yeast, caramel, and some light piney hop notes; amber colored with a small off-white head; Tingly mouthfeel with flavor showing caramel malt balanced with some light hop bitterness.
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Rather malty. A bit more sweet than average. A fairly average beer overall--if someone gave me a blind taste test, I likely wouldn’t be able to ID this one! Quite drinkable, though not gourmet by any means.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Columbia Street brewery. Clear copper color with lasting off white head. Aroma is light with hints of caramel maltiness and fresh dark bread. The flavor is full malt richness. Caramel and roasted malts are fresh and in good agreement. Nice even hop bite to balance the malts. Almost buttery bread finish that leaves a great aftertaste with the caramel sweetness.