chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber in May 2012. Pours with a clear reddish-amber body; aggressive carbonation produces a very large, frothy, bone head. The head settles down, but doesn’t die altogether, in short time. Not much lace left behind.
Smell: Light malt with a distinct earthy/herbal tone. Not bad, but not very appealing either.
Taste: Toasty, modesty nutty maltiness with nice sweet component of lightly caramelized sugars. Light backdrop of soft fruitiness. Additional dash or two of brown sugar. Minimal hop presence yielding from slight leafy, herbal taste and a mild bitterness. A little bit of the bitterness follows you through to the clean, lightly effervescent finish.
Medium-light body but without wateriness; Medium-high carbonation. Fairly smooth with a slightly dry finish.
O: Highly drinkable -- both because it goes down easy and due to the low ABV. Adequate and unflawed flavor, a good malt/hop balance and a fine mouthfeel.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tastes watered down. red colored pour with creamy head. not bad looking, but not very good tasting. this one lacks when compared to the stick stout and the christmas ale.
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the brewery. Pours a nut amber with ring lace. The nose is of caramel and walnuts. Sweet caramel malt with a hint of cherry on the tongue. A well-balanced bitter back finishes the pull. Soft carbonation and a medium body accompany a smooth mouthfeel. Decent.
freekyp (1543) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Pours a nice reddish amber with a thin weak wispy head. Aroma is subdued, but flavor shows a fantastic caramel note along with a slight nobel hop metallic twang. Nice burnished bronze color. Capped with a small off white head. Well balanced with a just enough hops to keep it interesting.
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is minimal. Pours a nice ruby reddish brown with a minimal head. Taste is minimal also - sweet malt and caramel notes. Medium-light bodied and minimal carbonation. Overall, nothing to write home about.
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haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent lager, but nothing spectacular. Light redish color with a slim head. Malty aroma. Kind of interesting malty taste. Nothing really stood out with this beer. Had this on tap at Barley's in Knoxville, TN.
tmongoose (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft pours dark red nice lacing. nice malt aroma with some sweetness. medium hop base. the flavor is mild for it is a red lager. kind of middle of the road. side note they use this beer to marinate and steep their corned beef in. decent enough if you enjoy lagers.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Good flavor just not enough of it. A light
version of an amber-like lager. The finish is fairly
crisp, and there is a fairly decent hop aroma.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Let me preface this by saying I am not a lager fan. No aroma that I like. Nothing that tweaks my palate. Need t stop trying lagers.
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00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red colored lager with a creamy thick head. Taste is lacking and I really like red lagers.