burg326 (2327) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, malt, and grass. Flavor is the same as aroma with some hops at the end.
Scrapersnbeer (980) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color. Basic malt smell with some grass and grains. Medium sweetness with a hoppy finish. Light to mid bodied and low carbonation. Easy drinking beer. Vienna meets Munich halfway to Marzen.
rangerred (663) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark gold with plenty of carbonation leading to a thick two finger head. Retention is pretty good.
Smell is some caramel malt along with a metallic note that is not too pleasant. Also some grassy hops buried in there.
The taste is much better than the smell with a pleasant caramel maltiness dominating. There are also some bready flavors in there along with some grassy hops. A nice soft bitterness comes in at the finish.
First off, I think this more a vienna lager than a german pilsener. It actually reminds me somewhat of SA Boston Lager but not as good. This is a solid but unspectacular brew.
arone12 (875) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light amber color with some malty aromas. Slight hop flavor which balances the malts well. Pretty drinkable beer.
toffsbury (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful aroma, much more than I expected. Something of a bland taste, but that may be because it was drunk with pulled pork. Nice sweetness, very mild on the bitterness, but the aroma hops really come through. Much nicer than I expected. Bottle from somewhere in Saratoga, shared with kevinsenn.
kevinsenn (552) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with toffsbury. Pours clear and golden. Honey, fruits, and spice in the aroma. Taste is pretty sweet; some honey in there. Fairly full body for a lager. Nice.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a mixed pack. Kinda boring, still pour; clear copper color. Nice caramel malt aroma. Pretty tasty too; well balanced sweetness and light bitterness. Nice, easy drinking lager.
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was slightly hoppy with a small malt backbone not very much else to say about it.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. has a fruity malty caramel finish.
scarletfire65 (735) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from variety 6 pack. Toasty, caramel aroma. Medium body, sweet malty base, nutty, creamy, finish dried up a bit, but far from crisp. No detectable flaws, but no aspect rises above average. I could drink a few of these.