urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 Update: They have changed the recipe--now styled an Irish Lager. Guess how good it is. Update: Recent sample showed some real thinness which disappointed me tremendously and I must knock this one off of its 4.4 perch.
Old: I'm amazed that this beer has been rated so low, particularly by those who've tasted it near its source. The worst I can say about it is that the label is among the lamest I've ever seen. Inside the bottle, however, is a wonderfully malty Helles bursting with flavor. The Munich style malt is in full force, with just enough hops to set the malt in relief. I think this one puts a number of authentic Munich Hells to shame, e.g. Spaten, Paulaner. A must-drink for a malt lover.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Your average lager... nothing particularly unique
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty, sweet nose; light orange cloudy color; nice head. Juice-like taste, light hop finish. Medium body and a round mouth feel.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy grassy aroma. Golden with a little head. Also hoppy fullmouth flavor. Good balanced!
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2005 Fine lager. Well balanced. Another favorite session beer. I prefer their Bock and Special Ale, however.
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe I got a bad bottle down here in Baltimore, but this stuff was awful. Watery without any telling flavors. A good strong lager can be good, this lager isn’t. Where is the malt? Maybe I’ll try one of their others to see if the good reviews are justified.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vaguely like Yuengling, not much else to say.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical american lager, a little on the bitter side. Riverhorse ales are much better.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Very average lager, nothing that I would compare to a Bud or Coors, it's certainly better than that swill, although the body was very thin & kinda watery
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2000
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 The beer pours a slightly murky gold color with a moderate frothy white head and the residual lace a thin but concealing sheet. Archetypal lager nose, all malt, sweet, crisp and clean with a sweet start that carries to the cadaverously thin top. Finish is stern in its acidity and the hops apropos to the style, drinkable, but a little light for me.