ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 isn’t. Should be more drinkable, as well.
O: This should be reclassified as an amber, or perhaps even a Vienna lager. At the very least, it’s an acceptably mediocre amber/Vienna (hey! ratebeer got it right!) Not bad, but I don’t see much reason to pick this up over SA Boston Lager, which is cleaner, crisper, easier to drink, and available everywhere.
reberiii (399) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It tastes like a Yuengling. A bit apple-y, a bit wet blanket ish, low carb as far as persistent, but manages to still be a bit prickly.
SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine. Copper pour with rapidly vanishing head. Minimal carbonation. Minimal hop aroma, light body and a minimal hop finish. Easy drinking, largely forgettable German Lager. You could down 6 of these and not notice.
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is water, coors light, too light
Tayeth (332) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Geruch süßlich und malzig, Geschmack dann auch süßlich, aber mit einem merkwürdigen Nachgeschmack.
gueuze (476) - - OCT 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gebraut in Lizenz in Belgien. Geruch in Richtung Belgian Ale. Nicht passend für ein Lager. Geschmack dünn und saurer Einschlag. Niete.
jredmond (5904) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a clear copper body with no head light white ring of lacing. Aroma is malt, grain and light spice. Pretty bland overall. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated with notes of grain, corn, sweet malt and grain. Some metallic character on the palate as well.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is bread, caramel, grass. Lighter body, decent and straightforward but forgettable.
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is tired and typical lager style with emphasis on grain, corn, and hay. Taste is malt, hay, and corn. Not much to this beer.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An okay, easy drinking lager. Amber colored, a ton of quickly disappearing head. Weak bodied and sweetish. Little to no hop bite. Picked this up at the 930 club in 2014.
solidfunk (4885) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lagery and uninteresting. Not even a taste of rust that sometimes shows up in a distinguished can of vienna. Tap at Boundary Road.