Bricks (518) - Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 intense malt, or is that bread/yeast? Maybe both. Looks like a typical lager. Aroma of flower and malts. Not bad.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Golden pour with a soapy white head. Nose is really heavy on the fruit esters (mostly apple) and grainy sweetness. A touch of yeast, rice, and maybe just a hint of toast. Mostly sweet on the palate. Lots of rice, grain, and apple. Mild yeast and very minimal hop character. Not offensive, at least.
jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clean & somewhat crisp is the only compliments i can come up w/ for this one. About as generic as they come w/ just a slightly better finish than macros. Forgettable & not recommended!
McWop (19) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color...small head. It is moderately hopped and finishes with a light bitterness...nice beer.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is light with a touch of grass some sweet clean malt grain, very faint floral hop notes. Flavor is very balanced slightly bready malt with just a bit of hops to even things out. Very clean crisp, light body.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear amber color - this is darker than I anticipated. The head is one fingers high, and barely off-white in shading. Not much in the way of either retention or lacing.
S: The primary notes are toasted malts and a hint of noble hops. Some fleeting caramel sweetness also invades the nose ever-so-slightly. Pretty basic, but not bad.
T: Plenty of caramel and toffee to start, which turns slightly nutty and toasty near the middle...and also slightly metallic on the finish. Faint hoppy hints also appear on the back end; I want more of this to appear. If nothing else, the flavors seem to improve slightly as the carbonation slows down.
M: This has too much of a rough, coarse feel for me going down. The high carbonation is welcoming, but the way it cuts through the otherwise sweet texture isnít. Should be more drinkable, as well.
O: This should be reclassified as an amber, or perhaps even a Vienna lager. At the very least, itís an acceptably mediocre amber/Vienna (hey! ratebeer got it right!) Not bad, but I donít see much reason to pick this up over SA Boston Lager, which is cleaner, crisper, easier to drink, and available everywhere.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 Aug 2013, bottle. light gold, clear, steady bubbles. nose is sweet, honey and rice crispies. med body, caintly syrupy, mildly fizzy. surgery caramel malt. meh.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
THOUGHTS: Might have been a little stale or slightly skunked, but a dedent Vienna was in there somewhere.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. poured a slightly hazy, light copper or very light rust with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate toasted and sour malt; lighter caramel; light grassy and earthy hops; hints of cooked corn and slight skunk. The initial flavor was slightly sweet; while the finish was lightly sweet and slightly bitter. There was toasted malt, honey, slight skunk, grassy hops, sour malt, earthy hops, light nuttiness, caramel, and a hint of lemon. The light to medium body was watery with soft carbonation and a metallic finish.
snoworsummer (1025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours clear copper. Tastes nutty and malty. Dull aftertaste. Light body and medium carbonation. Not so great. Smells like light grain and malt.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear amber wig thin, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, mixed nuts, light grassy notes, and light butter. Flavor is lightly sweet malts forward with supporting toast, stone fruit esters, nutty notes, and light hops; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
Khaggerty118 (63) - Olney, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crisp clear yellow gold. Not much head power here. Has the standard basic pale lager scent. The flavor is corn and plain lager. Not very complex, easy to drink, nothing special yet nothing offensive. To be honest I only got this because my local beer store is going out of business and this was in the 1$ basket.