3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rerate. caramel orange/red colored body. nose is highly fruity (esters are high) for the style and slightly phenolic as well. rich, creamy, mildly sweet, medium chewiness in the finish. could benefit from more dryness as it would reduce the chewy/full/rounded feeling in the finish, but overall it’s mild and tends to the sweet side (low hop flavor and bitterness) with basic munich/two-row/car-pils. if I had to guess I’d say american-made german bock style, the fruity esters and phenols being out of place in proper german-made lager. my notes from 2003 seem to be more positive but that’s too long ago to have any faith in understanding where my palate was at.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to buckybeer for this one. Hazy deep copper pour with 2-finger creamy khaki head. Aroma of tart fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, almonds, vinous fruit. Tastes sweet, with a big caramel malt element, plus brown sugar and conciord grapes. Well done!
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Mostly clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is a very mild caramel malt. Taste is terrific - hop profile with mild caramel malt. Nice brew.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium amber with a light golden head. Aroma is lightly toasty caramel. Flavour is the same, with a metallic bitterness in the finish that I didn’t dig.
BMan1113VR (7912) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (nearly was a slow gusher). Pours with a hazy brownish golden body. Fading off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast and bread. Light fruit notes. Flavor of fruits, toast, cardboard, diacetyl. Slight rotten fruit as well. A touch of toffee. Very carbonated mouthfeel.
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"i was intrigued by the premise of this all malt amber lager, but it was another miss. slight fart character to the aroma (nice, no?). the flavor was unique, but not good enough to make up for the otherwise unimpressive beer."
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with an off-white head. Mineral. light spice, malt aroma. malt flavor with some spicy noble hop backing. Lingering malt sweetness, spice, and grass. Medium bodied.
alexsdad06 (7452) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweeter caramel malt, herbal hops, and some nuttiness. The flavor is sweet caramel malt, toasted bread, and a touch of spices. Medium mouthfeel and very smooth drinking. I like this one more than I thought I would.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear brighter orange with light swirly yeastage and a tall cap of creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet breads and pils-type malts accented by light green fruits and some pine resin.. quite nice. The flavor had sweet, lightly-toasted caramel with lovely pine accents.. light fruits tail off the sides, leaving a sweet, rewarding feel through the finish. Light-medium bodied and predominantly sweet on the palate with great balance. Well done!
blipp (7361) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some bready notes and faint hops. The flavor has sweet and toasty malts, some bready notes, and some light hops in the finish. Decent.