marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrus malt aroma with dark copper color and good bubbly head. Flavor is like a weak fruit cocktail mixed with beer. Light cherry, cranberry and woody flavors. Sweet. Very thin in the mouth with a watery finish. Not offensive but definitely no taste explosion here. Very short duration.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A pretty light copper amber color. A robust lager with a caramel sweetness, some nice hop bite, although I would guess too much cluster hops in this. Stevens Point beers tend a bit to the heavy side of the style. They also seem to have a slight funk probably from the yeast or water? Not really offensive, but you wonít confuse this with the best craft Vienna beers.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber, not much head. Flavor was muted, some caramel, some grassy hops. A little sour finish. Musty aroma.
Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Flavors of grass, with a hint of cardboard. Lightly red in color with an off while head. Harsh carbination in the finish.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, sparkling orange with a frothy, off-white head. The nose is of grapefruit and grass with a light cereal undertone. Light, almost creamy, and effervescent it finishes just slightly bitter. Strangely the nose and the flavor arenít quite on the same page. Beginning with a sweet malt and finishing with a light but lively hop finish, this "amber" would please many APA fans. Overall, not bad.
Skyview (5181) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear burnt copper amber brew with a thick fast dissolving off-white head. Leave a fair lacing. Aroma of rye type grain, some hazelnuts, sourdough bread and sweet barley malt. Taste is complex with a clean dry malt flavor and a bitter hop finish. An average brew but better than the most macro beers.
jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2007 12oz bottle. Pours dead on, deep, actually classic amber color with requisite off-white head and no lacing. Very strongly aromatic, with sweet malt and caramel dominating. This one is all about the malt and it is quite flavorful, indeed. Sweet, smooth, rich and a bit creamy, this beer is a mouthful of flavor, like it or not. I like it. A little too sweet for me to have more than a couple, but thatís OK. This beer has the feel of something that had some thought, care, & technique put into it. Substantially better than expected. The Russian Mob strikes again!
bigcat03 (207) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Hy-Vee poured into lager glass - Pours amber with a very minimal white head; Watery hops, light caramel, apple juice, and pale malts to the nose; Bland with really pale malt and some kind of funky tartness on the initial taste; Cardboard aftertaste; Wateriest body Iíve ever had; Very little carbonation; So blandly inoffensive that itís offensive. This beer has no substance to it. Who drinks this swill?
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sometimes you get a beer where the malt and hops flavors balance and work together to make a great beer. However, in this one those two seem to work against each other and that makes for a disappointing beer drinking experience.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a sexy amber with ample head and thick lacing around the glass. Aroma is wet hops and soggy leaves, with touch of honey in the background. Flavor is weak strawberry with roasted nuts. Watery mouthfeel. Not disgusting, but not worth selling your soul for, either.