Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This ain’t your typical lager beer. This Vermont lager has such a clean finish. The water quality shines through this craft beer. Water is the most important component and this lager taps the Brita Filter! Kiss a beaver! 100th rating!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer was quite tasty. Poured yellow/golden with a creamy white head. The head retention was a bit short. Smell had citrus, lemon and caramel. Same deal with the taste. The citrus and lemon came through nicely at the end. A solid beer for the last days of summer.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Poured a pale yellow in color with a fairly thin white head that diminished quickly. Aroma was of sweet malt and fruity hops. Flavor had plenty of malt that nicely balanced the hefty hop hit. Finished with a slightly sweet malt and lastly faint bitterness. OK, but not real distintive. Worth repeating.
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average lager. Light head with some sweet notes. Hops jumps out, maybe too strongly. Otherwise touches of caramel and roasted malt. Too carbonated. Fruity.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Bottled on 01/26/05 and batch #1664. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, lacing was very sparse, carbonated, slightly cloudy, and a pale yellow hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweet. Malty and sweet flavor. Tingly palate. Light body.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 3/22/05) Small white head atop a clear apple juice body. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some fruity, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some caramel, apricot. Watery light-medium body, some cripsness. No bitterness or aftertaste.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botte. Clear gold pour. Malty sweet aroma. More sweet malt and caramel and nutty flavors, and clean slightly-bitter finish. No skunky or off flavors in this bottle. Decent drinking lager imo.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours golden with decent head that quickly diminishes, good malt aroma, decent flavor a little metallic aftertaste, not a heavy body, drinkable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale golden color with minimal head. Robust wet fruity aroma, mostly malts. Flavor is slightly comparable to Sam Adams lager, with a little less body. Crisp and balanced, a decent summertime lager.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle obtained as a bonus from a trade with Firemoose15. Thanks Mel! Pours golden pale with a fair white head that laces the edge of the glass. Aroma is malty but a touch of skunk in my bottle.. Odd the bottle wasn’t green. Flavor is light malts, a touch of corn and some light honey and a touch of hops. On the palate this is light and carbonated. Refreshing on a summer day but nothing outstanding here