RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 On tap in a plastic cup in a busy San Diego Airport bar. Not a great place to enjoy a good brew, and I detected some off notes that might have been due to the plastic cup, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Nice burnt orange color with medium white head, with some lacing on my "glass". Lot of carmel flavor in this lager with a little hops and malt notes. A little unusual tasting for a lager, interesting, good not great beer.
Re-rate August 11st. Sample on tap at the brew pub was much better than at the airport. Duh! Lovely rich caramel flavor, nice balance. Upped it 0.2 points.
yespr (28756) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully diminished white head. Mild caramel malty aroma. Light toasted caramel flavour with a mild bitterness coming through, a bit sweet. Mild spiced into a medium dry finish.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap. This actually turned out to be the most surprisingly successful brew I tried on the day. Aroma is a complex blend of biscuit, caramel, and toffee. The flavors also continue these notes, settling on the tongue with a deep malt presence that also included a hint of chocolate. Hops manage to keep the brew balanced. The finish is clean and refreshing. This is a lager done right: where the yeast steps out of the way to showcase a deep malt body.
yackery (144) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Fast dissolving head and very thin lacing over clear amber body. Aroma is apple juice and apple bread and a hint of hard candy. Taste is mildly bittersweet. Palate is soft and smooth. Overall, despite the commercial hype, this beer is just OK and besides being clean and light, doesn’t try to be anything crafty.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pretty average. commercialized. Decent amber would definitely pull this from the cooler before a BIG3. nothing to right home about though.
papajohn (1248) - 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.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a deep orange color with light lacing of the head. Slightly malty with caramel notes. The body had hints of hoppiness, but they faded quickly. More bitterness shows as the beer warms just slightly.
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice light reddish bronze. tiny white head which goes by by real fast. Good complex malts for a lager. Good girlie beer.
thooper41 (544) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: appearance is amber brown wth white head, aroma has a good amount of caramel and pale malt, flavor has a smooth caramel malt character, very drinkable.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at the Marriott Hotel, Denver 25/09/2009
Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry full malt finish.