hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a rich golden color, with a foamy white head and decent lacing. Nose of hops, malts and not much else. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Flavor is just what you would expect from a lager. Pretty darn nice for a lager.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent malt aroma. Darkly pale golden color. A frothy white head that sticks a while and even laces a bit. Swishes to a decent mouth feel. It finishes with enough hop to balance malt. The carbonation is not overwhelming. I just can’t figure out how to describe the start - everything seemed to arrive at once. Good for a lager.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Bronze color, light head and lacing. Nose is floral and hoppy, nice malts, some toast, the flavor is balanced, very rich in pale malt with a balanced hop background. Medium body, solid finish. Tasty lager. Premium indeed.
nick76 (4141) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has both malt and hops in plentiful amounts giving it a sweet yet grassy quality. It also has the smell of leaves. The appearance is deep gold with a sight bit of amber. The head is small but foamy and persistent. The flavor is sweet with a hint of toasted malt and just enough bitterness to keep the sugars from being cloying. The palate is smooth. This was an enjoyable lager.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden colour with little to no fizz. The nose is slightly fruity with some apple. A spritzy body is sprinkled lightly with fruit and a light bitterness towards the end. A below average, uninspired lager.
Tmoney99 (9992) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted maltand hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange in color with a thin and fizzy white head. Aroma is slightly grassy and lightly sweet with some decent hops under it all. Flavor begins with a nice and bitter hoppy flavor that goes away quickly to a malty middle and a fizzy and kind of sweet finish. Aftertaste is dry and grainy with some bitterness.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle (Beers of the World Oct 2006) served a bit above fridge temp in a shaker glass at my friend Kathy’s house in St Louis Park, MN as I’m typing this. Very clear amber-bronze with little to no head and faint lacing....faint grassy-caramel aroma offers no real depth or interest....extremely bland on the tongue, not really much more to it than typical macro lagers, perhaps a faint hint of smoky/roasty malts, a touch of late acrid bitterness, and more body than you’d find in the multinational "pilsners" -- but at twice the price, this isn’t any more worthwhile than swill. Nothing here folks, move along....
morrdt (677) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a reddish amber with a light white head. Minimal carbonation. Not too bad, light finishing and a slight bite on the finish.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, white with minimal head. Clean finish with a little bitter aftertaste.