drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color. Noticed hints of spices all through this backed up by a sweet nutty flavor. I'd have expected less from any lager. Really pretty damn good.
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I heard good things about this beer but I was unimpressed. Nice brown/amber colour and nutty aroma. Sweet nutty taste in the beginning, but too much of a bitter finish for my liking.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 Not bad for a local (made in Cincinnati, Ohio) brew... still, there are better lagers out there.
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Amber/deep golden colour, good head. Smells and tastes like a cross-breed between an ale and a lager. Flowery perfumed aroma (not unpleasant), malty flavour (a tad too sweet), plenty of bitterness in the aftertaste - but COMPLEX is not the word I would use. Decent (and of course infinitely better than the BMC stuff), but I'm sure there are better American beers out there.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Best by 09-(presumably)03. What is it about this stuff? An incredibly schizophrenic juxtaposition of what may be Cascade and Saaz hops in a lager? Bland anoymous malts. Whatever the intent, this stuff always makes me pucker and I seldom have another.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Among the first macro-micro beers available nationwide, once this brew had lots of character but sadly it has become the former shell of itself. That said, I have had and will continue to have these as I transverse through America's airports, on my way to another business/beer trip. That's what this beer has become, the American Airport Lager. Easy to drink, quickly if need be to make connection. Not offensive except for the cardboard lingering aftertaste. Quaffable.
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first "beer epiphany" when I originally had it. Sadly, it isn't brewed to the same quality that is once was (they no longer claim to use noble hops on the bottle label). Sweet nose leads to a malty body, drying to a British hop finish. Not nearly as hoppy as it once was, but still a very respectable beer, and always a solid choice.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad beer, nice color, decent aroma. This is what you pick when you are at a place that doesn't have a quality beer selection. Draft or bottle it is truly a stable choice.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you are out to dinner often this is the best choice available. It is really not a bad beer. Very different, especially when it first came out. A nice hop aroma and flavor, somewhat surprising for a lager. The malt flavor , caramelly, is also there. As many have pointed out before me, it is better on draft than out of the bottle.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2005 Not bad at all. Surprisingly full bodied for an American lager, with average head and lacing. Taste reminds me of a caramel since it is rather sweet and slightly syrupy. Tastes good and goes down smooth.