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The rich amber color and caramel flavor of this beer are derived from the generous amount of caramel malt in our recipe, with just a dash of roasted unmalted barley for a subtle toasted flavor in the background. The sweetness, body, and mouth feel tell you that this is an all-malt beer. The finish has a balanced edge of Willamen and Casade hoppiness which cuts through the malty character, leaving a clean palate which beckons for more. Note: the terminology of "stein" refers to the appropriate drinking vessel and not to a type of beer made with hot rocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Not a whole lot going on, and rather metallic in the finish, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - DEC 13, 2005
12oz bottle
Pours clear amber, atop which sits a thifk fluffy white head with exceptional retention & lacing. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, vegetal and tart -- perhaps some hint of infection. Tart sour grass dominates the flavor -- not at all appropriate for a Vienna, though Iím not sure it should be categorized as such since there is no indication the brewer brewed it to be a Vienna-style lager. Still, the tart grass notes are too overwhelming for the generic "amber lager" designation the brewery gives this product. Medium hop bitterness and floral flavor. Creamy but slightly thin palate. Not doing much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
I donít know what to say. I thought this beer was mediocre at best. Now I find out itís Lakefrontís second best rated beer. No way is it a 3.6+. Let me let you in on a secret. This beer is the exact same as the Cream City Pale Ale. Only difference is this one is dominated by the malt. They used the exact same hops just steeped in more grain and used lager yeast. Too full bodied to enjoy for such a lame tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2006
bottle. clear amber pour with foamy off white head. malt, spice and hop aroma. spicy crisp, malty, sourn finish. a little watered down. toasted malts linger in the aftertaste. not very impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4218) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2010 The aroma has caramel malt with floral and herbal hops. The appearance is amber with a nice sized head. The flavor is tastes like the aroma with a light soapy astringent bitterness. The palate is thin but well carbonated. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and buttery. I like this but itís nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
12 ounce bottle . Shaker glass. Amber with a small beige head. Aroma was of mainly light and hoppy. The flavor was mainly grassy hops with a touch of malt and some bitterness on the finish. A little more hoppy and not as much malt as I expected from the style. Taste more like an APA to me. But overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle Hazy amber pour with little head and lacing. Aroma of malt. Flavor of roasted malts and a bit of hops in the end. Not bad, but not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arayaga2 (1779) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Amber with thin white head. Aroma has a bit of caramel. Taste is sweetish grain biscuits with a dry diacetyl finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle Pour a amber-copper body with a small off-white head and litle lacing. Has a fruity, banana. Lightly sweet, maltiness is present to begin. then becomes a little roastier. A lightly dry, more bitter hoppiness is present towards the end. A pretty good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
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.

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