theisti (2822) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Zinister. Pour is dark golden, with a medium white head. Aroma is hop and malt sweetness. Flavor is a little too sharp, I get kind of an old grain and sour something in it. Not my favorite, but glad I got a chance to try it. Thanks again Michael!
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden colour with a nice little white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Also flavour of hops, malt and some fruit. Ends up thin.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle; Aroma of bread and some fruit in the mix. Gold body with big white head. Flavor was alright mosly bitter hop but the fruit would show up now and then. Good brew could drink this while playing cards at family getogethers.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 I may be giving it too low an aroma score, as I have a bit of a cold and I canít smell so well. Never the less I am catching a delightfully sweet aroma of malt. The head pours nice ad billowy but sadly diminishes, leaving a lasting small head and just a little lace on the glass. At first I had a very good crisp and dry taste, after a few sips thereís a good malty sweetness at the back of the tongue, which takes over the palate halfway through the bottle. Itís on the malty side, but you can really taste the hops, well balanced. I very much expected a Marzen here, but it indeed is not, which pleasantly surprised me. A very smooth beer with a fantastic taste, certainly something I would not hesitate serving to guests, certainly not in a bad way whatsoever. The smoothness and sort of inoffensiveness makes it slightly less special, never the less it is delightful. Recommended, pick some up while it still exists.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-A light amber body iwth a huge white head and an aroma of malt, toffee, and slight hops. Taste of sweet malt and more sweetness with a somewhat dry finish. Not bad but not good.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color, 1.5 inch light tan frothy head. Nice mild barley malt aroma with a hint of spice. Smooth and full flavored. My favorite shiner beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color, paler than true amber, a big foamy head. Aroma is slight butterscotch, a hint of brown sugar, a touch of herbal hops, and perhaps a vague vegetal character. Palate is lighter than Iíd like - right up front this beer lacks body. Just a touch of caramel malt sweetness - moves into a nice spicy hop finish though. I wouldnít say its watery, but I do like more malt backbone to amber lagers. I think this could serve as a refreshing beer with flavor, when such is needed, though.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a decent head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and malt. flavors are the same.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour, nutty aroma, nice hints of caramel, hops, and malts. A little sweet on the aftertaste.
NoiZe (2325) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty much like the others say: not that bad, but kinda dull.
Too much to add, too little to say :)