Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice dark lager, crisp and easy drinking. Poured with a cream colored head that lasted halfway through glass; some lacing. Clear, medium amber color. Subtle floral hop bouquet; sweet caramel malt in the nose; some acidity acidity and green apple. Palate is firm bodied with a crisp carbonation; softens as the glass warms. Flavor starts with malt sweetness and crisp acidity which carries to mid-palate where a hint of green apple emerges briefly before finishing somewhat dry with a residual malt sweetness; pleasant yeasty-bready aftertaste. Mild hop bitterness evident throughout. I wouldn't hesitate bringing this to a gathering.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color but small head. Beckoning aroma and smooth,carmel-malty flavor with a long, somewhat metallic finish. Good body and carbonation. Pretty good as lagers go, still not my favorite style.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious, malty flavored beer. A fine Bavarian lager, I like it quite a lot.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 I have had this beer several times, bottle and draft, and while it dosen't stand out, it's a fairly decent vienna lager.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 A nice beer. Obviously amber in color. I prefer this beer in the bottle as opposed to the reaily available draft. Rerated 11/07 this stuff is pretty damn tasty still.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was very disappointed with this beer since ambers are my favorite. Light ambered colored with taste of caramel and metal.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light copper colored. Sweet caramel nose and a crystal malt body. Finish is moderately bitter and smooth.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 26, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on tap at TGI Friday's La Jolla on February 21st, 2003
Aroma has slight hint of malt and alcohol with an amber/red appearance. Head is minimal, not even worth mentioning. Taste is of strong alcohol with a slightly acidic flavor. Not a pleasing beer. Hate to take down a local brewery, but this is not their best offering.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very light amber color with a head that is holding on to the edge of my glass with all of it's strength. A waft of caramel and malts. The unfavorable metallic taste hits me lightly on the tongue and as it warms the caramel really jumps out. Not a fan...I hate metallic.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice for a day-to-day beer. Good aroma, taste and body. It's my new basic beer, but not any better (or worse) than Sam Adams.