Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and creamy. Malts were full of a nice sweet caramel, great hop balance. Short to medium dry finish.
PorterPounder (6062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this in a Health Food Co-op - didn't know what to expect.
Pleasantly surprised. Malty aroma - thick pillowy white head,
with decent lacing. Cloudy, light orange appearance. Yeasty flavor, that is a tad"off" -but not unpleasant. Stays strong throughout. Not as good as their regular lager,
but a nice novelty.
Panzuriel (1385) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice golden beer with a good aroma. Somewhat malty with hints of fruit. Good malt and hops that finishes tartly. A good beer.
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty aroma. Nice Victorian pint bottle, good persistant rafting foam, darkish dun colored beer. Cidery, malty, with a bit of a tart caste. Palate was a bit watery, and the aftertaste a bit clingy. Needs work.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Mar2003--550mL bottle purchased from "Safe"way)
Thick head, partially receding, active carbonation, no lace.
Clear golden color.
Considerable acetaldehyde (green apple) presence.
Not particularly crisp, feels a bit thin and lifeless. Little to no
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a light amber color with moderate carbonation and light malt smell. Taste is a pretty balanced malt/hop combo that finishes moderately bitter. Overall not a bad lager, but it is nothing special.
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Well about the best a 'lager' is going to be as its handled by the masters at Sam Smiths but remember its still a lager. A good beer for sure, but at $4 a bottle I will pass on the lager. Give me an oatmeal stout instead
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet nose with a hint of tart apple. Bright golden color with a slight haze of very fine particles. Diminishing head leaves just a few spots of lace. Malty sweetness dominates flavor with a whisper of tartness. Brisk carbonation. Medium bodied and perfectly smooth (as a lager should be). Short, lightly bitter finish. A top quality lager beer.
Braudog (5978) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Appealing bubbly golden color with staying head. The nose is citricly sweet. It has sweet malt cereal tastes with an emphasis on the sweetness in the finish. Excellent lager beer, but not as good as their traditional lager, which is one of my favorites.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of fresh cereal malt and a hint of spicy hops. Pours a cloudy honey amber with floating mothers. The huge creamy light off-white head is fully lasting with tremendous lacing. The sweet flavor has no acidity and finishes lightly toasted. The light, creamy and soft body is exceptionally smooth.