joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright reddish Amber colour. Lightly toasted malt aroma. Creamy, Medium body. Complex maltiness w/ moderately bitter finish. Well-balanced.
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown. Malty, sweet, roasty and complex.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - DEC 3, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm and caramelly with another dictinctive taste - pine nuts maybe? produced as you chew through the malt. Doesn’t finish quite as well. But damn fine stuff.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, beige head, and fine lace. Strong malt nose and a somewhat sweet at the top, with a nice hop bite at the finish. Fresh, clean and fairly strong taste. Quite drinkable and a treat to me.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2000
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Re-rate April 2/03
This beer has moved production to Cool Beer, and it shows. The aroma, which was once excellent, is average, with only hints of caramel and sweet nutty malts. The body is thinner and more metallic. The finish is lifeless and the malt complexity muted - it was a subtle beer before but now those subtleties don't exist. Once a showpiece lager, it has fallen into mediocrity.