DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 This actually doesn't suck…
Okay, same old minimal megabrew head that disappears quickly, but there is a pleasant smell here. A decent slightly roasty taste and malty sweetness without the usual corny taste. I was not thrilled, but at least pleasantly surprised, and will have to give it above average marks for that. As I work my way through the "Leine's Lodge Tackle Box," I'm a little more hopeful than I was with their Berry Weiss.
<em>Tried the draft version, July 3.</em> Nothing that makes me want to change my vote up or down. Would have a bit more malty profile if it weren't poured into danged frozen glass. An improvement over what a "Miller Dark" would be.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: It’s... sort of red. But more copper. Just some red hints, moderately hazy with a foamy, eggshell head on top. Aroma is faint but has mild notes of crystal & light caramel malt sweetness, faint grain, a little DMS & lightly toasted bread/biscuit. Taste is a little sweet, somewhat malty with some mild toasty biscuit, & slight toffee. Hint of stale hops, light skunk & DMS in the finish with a small, bitter bite. A very "neutral" beer. It’s okay, not much going on... a very tame red lager (a style which is already quite timid sometimes), nothing more & nothing less.
Tstamba (198) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper / amber with off white head. Sweet caramel and malt on the nose and palate. Crisp and refreshing, a very good lager...
DocRock (4) - Hinsdale, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably my favorite lager. Like it a lot in the simmer for a thirst quencher. Great after cutting the grass, etc.
alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle shared by in laws. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malt, earthy notes, some metallic character, very mild bitterness, some mild sweetness. This is not very flavorful, much like the Honey Weiss.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber/copper color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, & some caramel; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, and some nuts; Overall, kinda of bland - just decent for me.
gschrade (425) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at home. Pours amber red with a off white head. Taste Carmel malt, slightly sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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drjay44 (2446) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with hints of lacing, over a clear medium amber (SRM 12) body.....nose cereal, slight toffee/caramel from the malts, hints of herbs, slight earthiness from the hops......taste slight toasted tones from the malts, mild bitterness from the hops, no esters, hints of sweetness early, finishing dry.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation makes for a clean slightly acidic finish. This is a rather simple beer, but is nicely balanced, and does meet the important points in the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours an amber brew with a tan top. Scent is caramel. Taste is sweet with a bready finish.
Onslow (1077) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Reddish orang ebrew with tan head. Aroma of malt, some spice and grass. Taste is sweet malt, a little toast, faint hints of dark fruit, pleasant grassy bitter finish. Nice.
equinox1 (4) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My lawn mowing,honey do list beer of choice. Slightly malty with a mild bitter hoppy spicey aftertaste. Better than your everyday lager. Nice and refreshing super cold on hot day. Try it partially frozen like an ice beer for a unique lager. Rating may be high for some but fits my taste.