bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Costco. Orange gold color with a decent white head. Aromas of grain and fruit. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a bit weird. There’s fruit and hop spice, and malt, but there’s something extra. Linoleum paste came to mind. Quality product, but hard to pin down the extra flavor.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Costco - Cincy. Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium malty bitersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head that fades. Aromas are grassy, grainy, floral with mild sulfur. Flavors are sweet, grainy and oxidized with mild DMS. Lively bubbles and thin. I think this bottle might have some age on it.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to John for the bottle! Poured crystal-clear reddish-amber with an easily-resuscitated off-white head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and nutty notes with a hint of honey.. sweet overall with light floral and fresh yeasty accents.. entirely pleasant. The flavor found sweet caramel, nutty notes, and honey again, with fresh yeast and light leafy bitterness around.. a kiss of honey on the crisp, calculated, refreshing finish. Light-bodied with tight carbonation that moved it well across the palate.. crisp and well-balanced. Nothing wrong with this one.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and light grass aroma with light mineral notes. Malt and light grass flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. malt, light eatrh, and light caramel lingers.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper with weak white head. The aroma is lager-y , sugary, a bit earthy and with sweet apples and prunes in the background. The taste goes from mildly estery to sweet lager-y, sugary, fruity to faintly spicy. It ends a touch on the dry side.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bouteille @ OTH.
Troisième d’une série qui ne laisse rien de mémorable.
Arôme de malt grillé, grains, en bouche, savonneux et sec, malt et grillé avec ce qui parait sembler être du malt Munich et malt noir donnant ce petit goût grillé et métallique. Au fini on note une fine amertume.
DuffMan (5790) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Bright bronze body, tight white head. Grainy aroma, very plain. Sweet grainy palate with a whiff of bittering hop presence at the back, but really dull. Not something that makes me think of Germany at all.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. crystal clear dark amber with a light thin tan head. lightly sour smoky wet leaf nose. creamy medium body, plenty of carb. molasses, wet leaves, and a bit of peppery bacon on the mid palate. longish caramel finish.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This reddish gold lager poured with a bubbly off-white head and a floral aroma. There is sufficient caramel malt to make this brew flavorful and the Hallertau hops are evident at the finish. However, there is an unusual spicy taste, probably from the yeast, that is not entirely favorable.