JohnnyDefective99 (36) - USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a little bitter for my taste, but i still like it
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavourful, hearty lager. Moderate head, good finish. Slight coffee, heavy caramel making for a sweet initial impression. Very good for what is now a macro.
bluecollarboy (36) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 One of my favorite brews to date, somewhat dark golden in coler with both bitter and sweet aromas; followed by a full-bodied taste. A full-flavored beer that is truly for the true beer lover. For the amount of body, one of the most drinkable beers I’ve encountered. Overall, an amazing beer for a decent price.
Mickey42 (36) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An almost perfect lager. Great from the tap or bottle. Good with any meal. Highly recommended!
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Golden with a HUGE head. Quite hoppy with a biting finish. Not a bad beer if you enjoy hoppy beers.
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, much like a pale ale, surprises you into being a lager. Ample flavor of hops and also plenty in the way of aroma. Although low on drinkability and balence. A very decent American macro.
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aight...this is my overal rating...some have had better if I can remember their names....and others met theri demise. This has not reached it’s demise. To me it’s plain and simple, not even complex. It has a bittersweet aroma. Bitter then sweet in order. The flavour is that of a tart raison. I grew up around raisons....more preferrably being called grapes until de-hygronized. Dehydrated. It’s not bad but compares nothing to such items as Dogfish Head Raison D Etre. Sorry guys I wanted to blast you off but it seems that you fell off. What that means is between you and I.
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
One of the better from a large American brewer. Certainly the exception!
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An old stand-by when better beers aren't available. Typical lager, usually well hopped, but sometimes inconsistent.
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Amber, clear, thick but quick-fading head. This lager is floral and bread-scented, which is more apparent if served in mug or glass. The malt tends to dominate though. Also, this high-carb lager is still tasty at warmer temps--for all "babysitters." Finishes sort of sweet. Low ETOH (Alcohol). A malty sipping lager.