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 (137) - 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.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was happy to find this offered at the local bowling alley...a nice lager with flavor when all that is offered is BMC! Floral aroma, malty, and hops are slightly present.
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my first choice, but its my only choice on so many occasions, what would i drink without it. My first real beer. Thanks for that!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A better than average American lager, so readily available that it makes a good standby beer when you're stuck eating out at a chain or local tavern. Clean amber color, light orchard-flowery aroma. It seems to have changed a lot over the years, losing some of its character, but I suppose that's an evil of massive popularity. I'm never too sad if this is the only alternative offered to B/M/C, in fact, this is one that got me off the American Standards in the first place.