shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A toasted malt and sweet cherry/amaretto aroma. Reddish amber with small head. Sweet corn and barley flavor with a mild bitter finish. A bit cloying but really a good facsimile to its German brothers.
kujo9 (1090) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Slightly hazed light amber w/a lasting off white colored medium sized head. Slightly floral hop and grainy malt aroma. Hints of toasted bready malt, but very weak. Some wisps of sulphury yeast. Well balanced, and lightly toasty in flavor. No hop, very clean, smooth flavor, but a bit on the bland side. Reminiscent of a typical bland lager with some toasty overtones. Finish is a bit malty flavored and on the semi sweet side w/ a near lifeless aftertaste. Highly carbonated, lighter but not watery body, and some carbonic bite on the tongue. Overall just like a typical macro lager, but with a bit more flavor, and I stress a bit.
Tmoney99 (9605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a large frothy white head that is lasting. Average wheat malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter light sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration. Below average but interseting brew.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aw, the memories of the little brewery in Shiner (pre-Gambrinus). Anyway, they’ve made an average, drinkable marzen with plenty of sweet malt, maybe too sweet. Nice tight white head atop an orangey/amber color.
barleyPops (1138) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle brought back from TX by some friends. clear amber color with an off-white, almost orangey head. aroma and flavor of mild toasted caramel malt. very drinkable but average
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best effort from Spoetzl. Drinkable, nevertheless. Thin head . Thin body. Thin color. Pleasant on the tonjgue, but overall, remarkably unremarkable.
newtrip (54) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with small off white head that was mostly diminishing. Exhibited no lacing. Body is clear with no particles and a amber/orange color. Nose was of grain, honey, and soap. Initial flavor was light and sweet with finish being bitter and slightly acidic. Finish didn’t last for very long. Body was light to medium and a little watery with a medium amount of carbonation. It’s an OK beer, but not that great really.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Translucent orange, moderate off-white foamy head, lively carbonation, spotty lacing.   Grainy cereal aroma.   Grainy malt base, slight cardboard, not very appealing.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate tho.   Similar finish, slight overcooked vegetables emerging.   Blech...
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
definitely soy beans. hard core. and some punkin. and some soapy flavors. creamy head on an amber bod. some carmel, pretty acidic flavor, with some grainy and grassy flavors.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice ruby goldish color to it. Sweet caramel apple aroma. Taste is of hash browns that are slightly burnt and there is some serious apple vinegar in the aroma.