eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boy do I love this beer. Because I support locals? Maybe...but still, this has a fine malty aroma, satisfyingly deep amber-bronze color and nice carbonation--too many ambers taste flat to me. This also has an engaging sweet maltiness nicely balanced by subtle hops and just a hint of creamy buttery mellow...ok, I’m getting a little too exuberant about this. I’ll summarize: a very satisfying everyday beer.
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of the great everyday beers for me! Its a beautiful amber lager with a malty aroma...hint of caramel. Initial flavor is sweet with a fresh spicey hop finish. It is a bit thin, but seemed a bit creamier on tap at the millstream. Great beer.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber color with a head that subsided rapidly. Caramel aroma. Mellow sweet malt flavors, lightly buttery, ending with just a tingle of bitter.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown body with a thinning white head. Herbal, caramelly aroma. The velvety mouthfeel and malty flavor go well together. Roasted nuts with butter and wet herbs in the flavor. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation. Heemah!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber color, slight haze, with a thick dollup of creamy foam above.
Nose? Lager-y....very clean, small fruity tones, caramel, nice and malty.
Taste...sweet and tangy, nutty, fruity, zingy,...big malt, but maybe over-carbonated. Light in the body, but filled with flavor. Easy drinker, good taster, hard to find a fault here. Although it falls somewhere in the middle, at the very least...something I’d have no problem downing were I down Iowa way.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a copperish color w/ a very whispy sparse white head. aroma was malty palate was . palate was a little watered down but smooth and lightly creamy. Flavor was very different definatelly malts and butter’d nuts overall though this beer seems much to watery.
Thanks to Heemer again :)
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker red/amberous color, no head. Aroma is of feint malt, and almonds. Flavor is creamy thick malt, spicy finish. Thin palate, thanks Heemer!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber color with a beige head. Aroma is tinny with nuts and light floral hops. Taste is mostly toasted malts with a buttery flavor. Just a bit sweet for my liking.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Clear copper. Aroma is very lightly malty. Taste has notes of caramel, apple and some wheat. Extremely thin and watery. Overall, eh.
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a deep reddish amber color with a very small off white head. Sweet malt, raw straw aroma. Taste was very malty, wheaty bite. Overall not a whole lot going on here at all.