philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Rollick Amber Lager--Spring Seasonal 2009.
22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--40 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Thin white mild lace head. Clear thin bright gold amber hint color. Mellow hop malt front. Mild sweet very smooth subtle caramel fruit hint malt body. Clean quenching minimal hop smooth end. Rich Smooth Helles Lager. Sampled 3/1/2009. 2 @ $2.49 Each.
12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--40 IBU’s. (4.35 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Big foamy lacy dense white head. Clear thin bright copper gold color. Mild fruit malt ester nice floral hop front. Cloying mild sweet delicate caramel mild toasted dough fruit hint smooth malty body. Refreshing clean balanced mild hop spice smooth Lager end. Sampled 5/27/2009. 6-Pack $6.99.
nuplastikk (4350) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz shorty bottle. Highly filtered amber-tan, almost transparent. Nice frothy head. Piny, soapy hops and brewery malt. The taste is malt centered, with a solid hop backbone. Some smooth caramel flavors, very well balanced. This finish is a touch thin, but it does help keep it drinkable. Above par Amber in my opinion.
Reid (1884) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber/gold coloured beer. Large thick,creamy off white head.
Malty caramel aromas mainlly. Slight "whiff" of hop.
Malty but not sweet at all,rather semi-bitter flavour dominates,toasty slightly salty, with fruity undertones and hops at the back.
I liked the palate on this one,very enticing and easy, yet with enjoyable complexities.
I found this a very acceptable "amber lager". Quite tasty. Almost like a marzen with a wee bit too much hop.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack of 12 oz. bottles purchased at Safeway in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a beautiful amber/copper color with a foamy white head. Flavor: The perfect amount of hops, with balanced malt...hints of
BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pour a medium dark amber with a slightly off whitehead. Aroma of malt with a little caramel. Crisp palate with good malt taste with a little bit of hops hinting through. Overall a very tasty lager.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 12 oz bottle. Rollick is unique in that It’s an amber lager rather than an ale. I’ve had plenty of amber ales over the years, but this is the first amber lager I’ve had. I give props to Pyramid for creating this beer that is so much different than an amber ale, one of my least favorite American styles. Interesting, not great. Satisfying rather than mind-blowing. Addendum: beer loses its head towards the bottom.
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange pour with a very light tan head. Aroma is sweet with some perfumey notes. No hops evident in the smell. Flavor has a slight hop tingle, honey, rose petals and ruby red grapefuit juice. Very different take on the style.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured pale amber with a thick lasting white head, like a good lager should. Not quite dark enough to be a dark beer. Mild aroma of hops, and malt. Malty flavour, a tiny bit of herb. Pleasant but not great finish.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a one finger white head. No lacings detected. Aroma is pungent floral hops. Taste is very malty with a good bitter hop balance. I too agree with the Marzen taste profile. Mouthfeel is very good with a slightly bitter finish. A bit high abv for a session beer but I could drink a few at one sitting.
bhensonb (10976) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Berkeley that did not twist off. Sam Adams glass. Nice coppery amber color with a multifinger, fine off-white head. Mildly bready and mildly hoppy for aroma. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet with some offsetting noble hop. A very good lager. Surprising, coming from me.