JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at HDG. Pale brown beer, thin white head. Aroma is very malty. Soft earthy malts and a bit of spicy/woody hops over the top. Flavour is also fairly hoppy with spicy hops, toasty malts and a soft earthy finish. More ale-like than any other lager I’ve had, but it certainly hits the spot.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a nice brown with a medium beiged out head. Typical toast and malt aromas. Medium bodied and a bit sweet. Grainy bitter lager finish with a touch of metal.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at TR 307
Aroma: mildly aromatic, good set up. Slightly nutty with nice hop notes. Clean and proper.
Appearance: crystal clear amber-dark appearance. L:asting , fine white cap. Rings of crown on glass.4+
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Slight creamy elements, unwanted in such lagers. Felt slightly washed out . Decent brew.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, mixed nuts and mild fruit. Medium body.
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Fette Sau, New York, NY.
Dark reddish amber colour with small creamy off-white head.
Mild malty aroma with sugary sweetness, brown sugar and nuts.
Toffee and sugary sweetness, sweet maltiness and mild nuttiness in flavour. Too sweet for me.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a brown body with a 1 finger white head. Sweet caramel malt, nutty, light hop spicy resins. German hop character. Light toffee.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Croxley. Pours a deep ambery brown with a nice lasting head. Aroma is nutty dark chocolate, herbal and floral hops. Flavor is a touch sweet- caramel and toffee malts, herbal and lightly grassy, nutty light roast and slight dry dark chocolates, tea-like and English overall with a clean crisp aftertaste and finish. Ok.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewfest NY 08. Man i wish i was able to write down notes at the fest, but it was pouring rain and I had an umbrella in one hand, and my drinking glass in the other. I remember this being below average. Obviously need to try it again.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Waterfront Ale House - a decent dark lager, especially for a Heartland product - munich malts are very prominent, and an unexpected, woody, smokey quality makes thing interesting - the finishing hop combination is questionable, making an almost soapy finish.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Alewife. Pours a transparent brown with some thin white head. Nose is malty, sweet, lightly nutty, light bread. Flavor is the same, malty, crackers, light brown sugar. Watery finish. Fairly standard brown.