jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw yellow in the glass. Nose and taste is toasty malts and bitter. Rated 1/24/2000
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have two hands and two glasses; the glass in my left hand is direct from the tap at the brewery, my right hand holding a glass from a bottle opened by the brewer himself. Bright and clear. Straw yellow. Nice white head. The bottle sample was served a bit warmer than the keg, making for some difference. The warmer sample’s hop aroma was a little more pronounced. Both had noticeable sulfur aroma, a byproduct of fermentation and the sign of a very fresh lager. It is not for some people, but at the right level I’ve learned to appreciate it. (And since it exceptionally easy to scrub the so2 smell out of the beer by venting a little co2 through it, I consider it an attribute, as opposed to a flaw.)
Overall this beer has a very light body, with some sweetness to it. There is wheat graininess along with a little hop bitterness. The sulfur might get in the way of some, but I think this is really refreshing,. It’ll make for a good session beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer did not go over well. Somewhat bitter and a horrible smell meets the nose. Thoroughly nasty.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy gold with a thinnish white head. Leaves a solid pattern of lace. Moderate carbonation. 100% German aroma of Hallertau/Tettnang hops and lightly toasty malts. Crisp and refreshing and spicy with hops, but lacking any Weizen flavors. Easy drinking. Malt flavor shines as this sits and warms from fridge temp. Toasty and grainy. Drys out and bitters in the finish. Taste is clearly German Pils and nothing like a true Kristall Weizen. Can’t anyone in the US replicate this style?
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wheat beer with some attitude.
It’s head lingered longer than I expected.
It’s got a unique, kinda citrusy aroma to it.
The flavor is stronger than most wheats, and it’s got a pilsener - like aftertaste.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2001
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best American made lighter beers I’ve had.
Rdeclan99 (5) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20