arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma includes notes of rye, bread, touch of caramel. Taste is nice creamy caramel, bread, with notes of spice and rye towards the finish. Very interesting brew!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Dalzale. Pours copper brown with a light tan head. Smells of caramel, spice, dark fruit, earthy. Tastes of roses, some bitter hints, caramel, some sweetness, nice spiciness as the beer warms. There’s a lot going on here. NIce!
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color with a smallish tan head. Not a big aroma but it offers some nut an spice. Flavor is also of nutty malt, toffee, spice, and wood. Flavor is enjoyable and the feel is nicely smooth. Well done by the Schell brewers.
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during the ABR ’08 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a thick beige head that has some good retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma of slightly smoked caramel malt, some roasted nuts, powdered biscuits and some mild hard fruits. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of powdered caramel malt, a touch of tobacco, chocolate and light herbal spices. Finish is semi-dry with a good balance of grain and floral hop bitterness.
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of yeast in this beer. I also taste rye. A little sour, and surprisingly, the yeast of a weizen beer. Good, like most years of Snowstorm.
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Here’s an interesting style. 12oz bottle. Sweet, malty aroma, not much too it. Deep amber-brown color with a nice off white head. Smooth and creamy, with a slightly sour Rye edge to it. Fruity in some respects, lots of mellow malt character. Easy drinking, relatively true to style, this is a pretty cool offering.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This $1.49 bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body. The aroma was spicy malty and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of roasted malt and mild spice. A decent quaff-able brew that I would consider drinking again.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have tried this both on tap and bottled. Deep copper brown body with a yellowish khaki head. The aroma has some notes of old leather and apples. There is also some wet dog. The taste has toffee, leather and apples. There is also some sweet biscuit and rye. There is a little bit of almond. A nice brew.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light umber color with a hint of rudy. Smallish ecru head. Scents of german chocolate, dark caramel and sourdough bread. LIght sweet nutty start. Toasted bread rye bread in the middle. Little bit of dried floral hops. At times the feel and flavor seem watery. The sourness sticks a bit too long in the linger.
wlajwl (4923) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 From memory, a very malty, unique German style lager. Has a very strong rye flavor that is incredibly good and is in general among the best lagers I’ve ever had.