DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Malvern Brew Fest. Bill Moore is now brewing at Lancaster, and Bill is known as a lager guy. I had an opportunity to chat with him at this fest, and I am very excited to try his beers as he brews them. His Awesome Ale recipe is one of my favorite APAs ever. This is one of his flagship recipes. It is dark straw colored, with some aroma notes of pale malt, honey, hops, and slight citrus. The flavor is bold and complex for a lager, with honey maltiness up front giving way to a bready fruity element at the finish.
Cakes (387) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vienna style amber lager with a light copper color and nice malt sweetness. Rich, and creamy.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dark golden lager that produced a decent off white head. I enjoyed Franklinfest while it was still around. No longer produced but I’m looking for the recipe.
Nejhleader (1326) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the Lancaster Homebase. This was good for a pale lager. Had a nice bit of spice to it seemed like it would be a good autumn seasonal.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Floral aroma and taste was a of sweet malts and a nice floral tone. Not the best balanced beer but a very drinkable beer.
jsmerig (1343) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouts a light yellow gold. Aroma of malt and a bit if lager yeast. Taste is malty in the front with a slightly alcohol finish. Not bad
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Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a Ravens Roost meeting. Color reminded me of Yuengling Lager, and the flavor did too. Decent aroma, with sweet malt noticable. The head didn’t last too long, but I wonder if that was due to the glass it was served in. Some hops, but in the background. Pretty good brew- MUCH better that LBC Pils, so I hope this will be a mainstay of their lineup.
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at GL. Pours a light clear coppery orange with a medium beige head. Aroma of grain, wheat and faint hops. Slight malty taste with hints of grain, wheat and faint hops. Has a tangy aftertaste.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler, at Lancaster location, labeled Fest Beer Amber Lager. Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. The nose is slightly sweet toasted malt with a little bit of caramel and Vienna malt. The flavor is fairly dry toasted malt, pretty clean and crisp, with no flaws. Not really an exciting example of the style, but it is pretty drinkable. Light to medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. This could use a bit more chewness, but it was OK.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color. Nice sweet malt nose with a hint of hops. Taste is caramel, with mild hops and a touch of fruit.