Salsgebom (20) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m an ale fan, I love hops and dark grains and a serious bite to my beer. But on the level of lagers which are typically light, I think its wonderful. Better flavor, body, and carbonation level is perfect. I even like it better than Harp and Urquell. If this were $8.99 a 12-pack I would buy it on a regular. But since it’s an easy-drinkin’ lager, ehhhh I’d rather have a tasty ale. But for those who think yuengling is a good improvement on domestic lager, throw that shit away. Adirondack kicks lager ass.
williamherbert (1452) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is a clear light orange color. A decent, thick head that recedes quickly. Good color, good carbonation. A crisp lagery malt smell. Sweet biscuity malt with mild German-bitter and sweetish flowery hops (the label says Hallertauer and Cascade). Not at all wimpy. The taste gives a very nice sweet malt flavor. Not burnt, but toasted, followed by a sweet caramel/toffee flavor. Really good for a lager: top notch for style. The feel is not watery at all; in fact it’ gives the consistency of a slightly creamy ale. It’s a very good lager; perfect combo of thirst-quenching but not thin or watery.
obxdude10 (2208) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1150) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a big head which fades down to lace. Slightly darker than the average amber. Malt/Hop aroma. Malt prevailes in the flavor, with a buttery sweet aftertaste. Maybe it's cause I'm drinking this on a hot summer afternoon, but I like this stuff.
PhillyBeer2112 (2710) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2000
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 Nice true amber, med firm head, Orange and caramel aroma. Typical presentation with light caramel malt, and med hoppiness. Hop flavors are pleasant, I enjoy the combination of cascade and hallertauer. Elements of hop spiciness, resin, grass and just a touch of citrus.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good beer indeed due to it’s nice balance and smoothness of test. Wasn’t overly strong, but the sweet malty taste was finished off by a slightly increasing bitterness towards the end. Color wasn’t quite the amber I expected, but it was pretty close.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 8, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good amber beer, smells and tastes a bit hoppy. Goes down smooth, but still slightly watery.
DYCSoccer17 (3580) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a nice amber orange with a nice white head. Cant really put my finger on the aroma, kinda hoppy. The start has a rich nutty hoppiness that lasts throughout. The bitterness dies towards the finish leaving a pleasant and non-overbearing finish. The palate is a good balance between heavy and light. Another solid brew by the Matt brewery!
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am more than likely being a little too generous with my rating on this beer. However I found it to be quite pleasing for an amber. A nice bitter/sweet flavor with a semi good carbonation. Now this is not a great amber like garrison quoted, but it is quite good. Full body, but not as complex as the brewing company said it would be. None of the beers that I have tried from this company were great, but rather standard. I had higer expectations for it, but oh well.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its copper in color. Has a nice clean aroma. Malty with a lasting head. Its well bvalanced by the hops. Pleasant to drink.