kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2010
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
In bottle at beer school. Bright amber color. Smells like... Musty chocolate, in a good way. ?? Tastes... Like a lager.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light woody hops. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp;. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and woody hops with a crisp lingering caramel finish.
Darkmagus82 (907) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-6-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an orange/ amber color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to give a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heavy of grain and bread. It has a big biscuit and dark wheat bread smell. Mixed with these aromas are notes of light caramel and some floral and earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins big of a biscuit and caramel sweet flavor. As it advances some flavors of wheat and earthy hop meet the tongue. These flavors overall create a smooth taste and take the flavor to the end where they are met with a very light floral and pine hop which when combine with the caramel and biscuit take the taste to the end where they leave a nice slightly bitter flavor to linger on the tongue..
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a slightly higher then average carbonation level. The higher carbonation makes for a good refreshing beer.
Overall – A easy drinking fairly nice flavor profile makes for a decent session beer. Not bad, but nothing to go out of your way for.
tompete (208) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the hilton double tree Omaha. Light clear amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma of sour malt. Flavor is sour as well with some minor roast character. Finish is sour and slightly thick.
Barreras (968) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an orange copper color with little to no aroma. Taste is bland, simple malt flavor. A mild bitter aftertaste that had little to no flavor. A dry beer witha decent drinkability but no complex flavors at all
HuskerTan (484) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Caramel, malts, grains.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Caramel, malty, grains, cereal.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- A pretty standard tasting lager. Nothing special about it. Not horrible by any means, but don’t expect to be impressed.
ajnepple (2084) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery, poured into a pint glass at home. Light bronze, clear appearance with a frothy, lasting white head, looks good. Aroma of toasted grains, bready malts, earthy hops and light caramel. Similar flavor, mildly sweet and lightly bitter, easy to drink. Medium body, creamy feel with average carbonation. Pretty good for a lager.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brassy copper body with a thin, but firm head. feint sawdust grain nose. Fruity body with a distinct punchy component.
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, grassy hops and a mild fruitiness. The taste is dry caramel malts, tea, mild stone fruits, grassy hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Pours crystal clear amber with a medium, bubbly and frothy off-white head, medium-light retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, hint of honey and biscuit malt, medium earthy and spicy hops, and no off aromas. Flavor is bitter hops, lightly tart, toasted malt with some biscuit character, lightly vegetal, earthy hops and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
jbuskirk (430) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Definitely a letdown. While it’s ordinarily futile to have high expectations for these types of beer, they still can be fun. Sadly, this one didn’t have a lot to offer. The taste is even enough, but it’s underwhelming. This beer claims to have a lot of hops but they’re positively tame on the tongue and virtually nonexistent in the aroma. If you want to enjoy a "Pre-Prohibition Lager," Coors does it better with Batch 19. It pains me to say that about a beer from my home state, but there it is.