JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After pouring the beer the yeasty aroma told me I was in for a treat. The beer had the malt flavor I enjoy and reminded me of a euro Oktoberfest. By far the best thing I’ve ever experienced to come out of Iowa.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer, for a bottled beer. It woulld probably rate higher had I not just come from Onopa Brewery and sampled some incredible beers, but this is still good.
anderiv (3) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow - surprising taste for the style. The first sip provides a tart mouthfeel, which is quickly taken over by the heave malt. Very smooth and exceptionally drinkable!
jde123 (736) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, a great beer from Iowa! Pours a rich amber color with a foamy lasting head. Goes down well, great flavor!
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice amber red color with a small tan head. The aroma is a bit nutty and sweet with faint fruit tones, mostly apple, present. It’s sweet and medium bodied and there is a nice carmel malt bill that is quite smooth. A somkey/nuttyness is lingering in the mouth a bit, making this a good beer overall. Make sure you don’t drink it too cold, because it gets better as it warms.
craven5000 (87) - Westville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A darker amber color under the off while head. The big head dies quickly. A slightly earthy aroma. A nice full mouth feel but not heavy. At first, it is slightly sweet and malty. Then, the tartness comes out. The brew goes down easy and has a pleasant after taste.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Original Rating, 10/4/2004: Clear brown or red color with no head. A little spice on the nose. Very dry and dusty malt taste. Eh, not much to write home about. 6/3/5/3/12
Re-Rating, 9/6/2010: Dark copper color with a thin head. Light amber and biscuity aroma. Light biscuit taste, fairly rich malt (Munich?) flavor. A bit of spice. Not sure what the heck I was drinking the first time around.
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.
iabeerguy (390) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a nice red color with a small head. Aroma of malts, hops, fruit, and caramel. Nice lacing around my glass. Flavor is of malts and caramel. Finish is nice and smooth. A very enjoyable beer.
wlajwl (3323) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malt heft to it, one of the least flashy beers out there, but doesn’t mean that the beer isn’t good.