Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma was light fermented fruit, flowers, slight citrus, slight tea and toasted nuts. The flavor was toasted nuts, slight tea, citrus, flowers. The beer poured a golden brown color w/ orange, red, and yellow highlights; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and light bodied w/ a wet finish.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle) I donít remember where I bought this bottle -- somewhere out in the middle of nowhere in Alaska -- but itís a good one. While thereís no doubt that this amber lager is mildly sweet and caramely, Iím really liking that this beer isnít nearly as sweet and caramely as many in this category, and so the toasty maltiness is able to shine under the spotlight of center stage. Iíd say thereís even a very slight tartness to help keep the beer balanced and clean. The nose is quite toasty, and the sweetness is even less of a factor than it is in the flavor. Itís medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, and dry and clean on the palate, so this is something I could easily drink multiple bottles of without getting sick of the flavor or experiencing palate fatigue. Deep orange-amber body is also quite hazy, and itís capped by a small, light-tan head that leaves no lacing as it settles to a broken filmy layer. Very tasty, very drinkable, quite enjoyable. I just might have to bring back more when I visit Alaska again.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkest lager Iíve ver seen (maybe that makes it a Vienna?) Sweet, a little hoppy, but a worthy brew from Americaís northernmost brewery.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber hue. Mild aroma. Sweet toffe-ish palate, mild biscuity malt, nutty. Fairly moderate amber lager.
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Pumphouse in Fairbanks AK (donít go to this restaurant by the way). Reddish amber with a thin head and very light caramel beer not unlike a light bodied Vienna. Kinda boring but well done.
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice overall beer. Good color and good aroma. Not a huge lager fan, but this one was on that I could drink reguarly.
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body with a large, fluffy head. Light malty aroma. Full, malty body is toast and a little caramel. Low bitterness. Slightly creamy body. Excellent lager.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Pours with a dark copper, amber color and a decent head. Taste is very fresh and malty, though with fair bitterness not sweet. Itís one of those lagers that ale drinkers like.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slight caramel note and a slight bitterness. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a toasted nut note, a touch of caramel and a slight underlying bitterness. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap somewhere in the Alaskan interior]
Clear, dark copper with a flimy white cover that doesnít last long. Caramely diacetyl/butterscotch aroma with just a hint of citrusy hops and tobacco and raisin notes. The flavour is caramel and raisin right away, followed by a dusty, sweet malt and then some noble hops. Low bitterness and almost a clean finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation.