felsenpils (84) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 16 ounce can from the liquor store. $9.29 a four pack.
This tastes like an American micro dark beer. Lots of caramel and black patent malt. Nothing at all like the beers of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Not sure what the brewer is shooting for here, but if his intention is to recreate Bohemian dark lagers, he is way off the mark. It has that raisin/prune flavor so common to micros, but unheard of in European lagers.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lazy Monk. Deep brown-black body, amber edges. Excellent Dunkel. Rich, sweet chocolate. Eastern European tradition meets US quality + freshness. Excellent. Really nails it.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GNBF. Poured clear, darker amber with a well-retained, deep beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side, with caramel, chocolate, and toasty black malts.. light earthy accents. The flavor found odd, sticky, oxidized character throughout.. toasty, darker malts beneath, but they were overshadowed.. not much hoppage to note. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. OK flow.. I didn’t care much for this.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer at the 4th Annual Casanova Beer Cave Festival. Light coffee scent, nice fading roasted chocolate flavor.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit more to this one than the Pilsner. Tasty and dark with a nice aroma but easy drinking.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Casanova Beer Cave festival. Clear deep mahogany pour with a foamy head. Nut, caramel, and bready malts. A bit of hop bite. Good brew.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler pours dark brown with an amber hue and a large khaki head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, and yeast. Taste is very smooth with a bitter roastiness, chocolate, and caramel. Easy drinking, smooth, and enjoyable!
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler. Pours deep brown with small tan head.Aroma is not much to my liking, too much yeast influence for my taste. Flavor is a good medium bodied roasty flavor.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at The Fire House in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that slowly dissipates to a cream top and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark, a hint of chocolate, floral hops and a touch of roasted nuts. Taste quite smooth, some toasted dark malt and even some Black Malt character in the background (burnt-like chocolate malt). Finish has some low mild bitterness with a continued toasted dark malt aftertaste. Actually, this is closer to a Scharzbier than an American Dark Lager. Quite good too!