biermensch (64) - USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite Lakefront brew. Deep red color, small, brief head, with a huge malt backbone. Mild hops balance makes for a very drinkable amber, one that I slighlty prefer to Capital Amber and Elliot Ness. Delicious in bottle and tap, I will be serving Riverwest Stein draft for the holidays.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 Still one of my favorite Milwaukee beers, but needed a little touch-up as I get older... Amber-to-copper in color and translucent with a pillowy, fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy - pulling on toffee, caramel, roasted aspects and a dash of pepper. Taste proceeds in an amplified fashion of what we expected in aroma: smooth yet spicy and an all-encompassing flavor department. Caramel, cinnamon rolls without icing and mild butterscotch flavors jive harmoniously with the roasted nature and substantial malt support. Slightly bitter with a moderately aggressive edge to balance the lager. Dry finish. Damn good beer.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via MrFacto: Clear amber hue with small lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized and biscuity malts, aromatic hops, pear, honeycomb, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a nice bittersweet combination of hops and malt. Minor citric/fruity characters support the palate. A dry and chalky finish. Overall, it’s is very quaffable and enjoyable.
sloth (2691) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small light tan head, short lived, spotty lace. Clear amber brew. Sweet malt nose, caramel, lightly hopped. Medium body. Medium sweet malt flavors, caramel, grainy, faint toffee notes. Good malt flavor. Fairly dry, faintly roasty finish. A very nice lager beer, impressive. Thanks mrfacto!
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malty aroma, hops evident. Not much head. Color is brown/red. Round, medium body mouthfeel. Developed malt taste. Slightly fruity, a little bitter in the end. Not bad.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light amber gold color with thick white head. Sweet nose of baked peaches, malt, toffee and carmel. Med-Light mouthfeel with a mid-short finish of malt. Flavors of carmel, fruit, carmel, malt, light hops and faint coffee. Great beer very refreshing!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good looking, deep brown color. Malty aroma with only a slight head. A very clean finish after a hearty, rich mouth-feel. They say it’s an "alt-malt." RateBeer says it’s a Vienna... certainly not the home of alts. What’s the truth here?
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper in color, with little head. Malty aroma with a little yeast in the background. Good bitterness yet still malty. This is a beer I could drink all night.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very fruity beer. Beautiful color. Almost reminded me of an IPA. Very refreshing.
jaymobrown (1783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber, tarnished color. Some mildly oat roasted malt flavors. Mostly a hoppy-ish beer in the end. Watery texture. It’s a lager.