fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer all around, but it may be to bland for some. Everything is balanced out quite nicely, which takes some of the fun out of drinking. In any event, it's a good "safety" when there isn't anything else whetting on the menu.
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice smell of citrusy hops. Dry, with the the cirtusy hops providing most of the flavour. Good for what is it, the world is a better place for it.
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Orange color, big frothy head. Sweet apple and orange aroma, grainy and somewhat artificial. Looks thin, but is in fact almost medium bodied. Sharp grainy flavor. Flowery with a bit of cologne. Sweet apples and orange. Just a hint of sourness.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber color. Thin wite head that doesn't completely vanish. At first pour, plenty of German hop aroma, very fine and floral. I think that's what made this beer a shock to the mainstream American lager drinkers when it became popular-you can actually SMELL the hops. Malty sweet aroma comes in shortly afterward. Good carbonation, decent mouthfeel, dry and slightly bitter on the palate. The taste of an all malt lager that piqued an interest in good beer for many people I knew. Still a decent beer and often the best lager in most restaurants. I wonder though, if the complex finish in the description includes the "I sucked on the bottle cap" aftertaste?
shotgun1431 (128) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is amber with a white head. You can smell the hops. Taste is hoppy with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
one of my favorite beers that you can find at most upscale establishments. a great looking brew, a deep clear copper color with off white head. a smooth fruity, spicey flavor that finishes slightly bitter and dry. a very good beer!
Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good upper-middle class beer. Slight aftertaste, but a good palate. Good with or without food.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite nice brew. Very smooth bitterness in both start and finish. Some notes of pumpkin in the palate. Found cinnamon in both finish and aftertaste.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, the beer appears a crystal clear yellow amber color with a small head and little lace. The aroma is lightly hoppy and malty. The flavor and palate are really quite decent for the style and price. Overall, this is really OK for a generic Lager.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of middle-of-the-road, but certainly good. Enough flavor to be thoroughly enjoyable, and a very pleasant golden appearance. I'll definitely drink it again.