ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet nose with a touch of honey and light citrus. The taste is fairly dry and lightly bitter with some biscuits malt and a bit of dirty yeast.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Livery in Benton Harbor, MI. They listed this one as a German dortmunder. There was nothing super special about this offering, but it was well made and drinkable with some fairly mild flavors. Poured with a copper-orange medium to light appearing body, and a standard white, carbonated head. Light melon fruit and toast are the main players in the nose. Also, light caramel and garden herbs. Medium bodied for the style, malty up front with more hop balance through the finish. Some interesting notes of hone, herbs, melon fruit, minor caramel, and mixed lager grains. Overall, a decent enough beer to start the day.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a very clean and clear golden color with a decent enough white head and a bit of lacing on the glass. The nose brings some very light grain and a bit of sweetened bread. The flavor is no different. Way too much sweetness for the style, creating a body that is far too big. Really need to mash this lower or attenuate further. Lots of sweet malt with some faint noble hops. Body is, again, to full. Not crisp as it should be. Not a fan.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-06-2011
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at brewery. pours orange amber, leaves some fancy lacework. doughy, dry melon and grass. tasty. sessionable. earthy, some light caramel sweetnewss. as it warms, an herbal, melon, earthy beer with a touch of toffee sweetness. good.
LilBeerDoctor (3302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt. Flavor is also grainy with corny, cardboard malt. Not very flavorful, meh.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice amber hue, medium haze, with decent white head that moves to a film and clings to the sides. Aromas are very light, slight sweetness, near nonexistent. Initial is malty, lightly hoppy with a more earthy feel, a bit sweet in the finish with faint citrus. A nice sessionable beer with faint bitterness on the backend.
BigBeer45 (1200) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark gold pour with a white head and good lacing on the glass, aroma of light bread, malt, and faint hops, flavor of light bread, malt, small citrus on the tongue, has a medium bite at the finish, some malt sweetness but ends dry, nice mouth feel, a very good drink.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber hue lager emitting a light biscuit malt sweetness and a moderate floral hop note. Flavors follow, with sweet biscuit/caramel/toffee and floral hop highlights. Very nicely brewed!
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Light brown with some tan head. Lots of nutty character. Clean bitterness. Medium body. Best beer on for this visit.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Anniversary Trip 2007
5/17/2007: Hazy pale amber color with a thing off-white crown and decent lacing. Average lager aroma. Bready malt with some mild, slightly spicy hops for balance in the flavor. Medium body with a smooth, soft palate. A good lager, but nothing over the top...
Draught sample (5.25% ABV) at The Livery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.