asheft (2891) - 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 doesn’t 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.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toast, carmel, grain, and grass nose. White head on a copper body. Big carmel and toffy flavors backed by fresh milled malt, grass, and hay. Finishes with white bread and toffee. Simple and solid.
OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample from bottle. Burnt, toasty, carmel nose. Clean brownish orange color. Toasted malt, carmel, yeasty flavors. Thin body sweet finish. Didn’t wow me, just ok
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber in color. Definitely on the malty side of things. Decent bitterness, but not enough in my book. Nevertheless, it was clean and easy-drinking without any off-flavors to complain about. And it actually had some flavor to it. Kind of surprised me a little.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boring - tasted like it was trying to be Sam Adams Lager and Alaskan Amber at the same time. Did have a nice look to it -- amber with a firm white head, medium malty taste, but I just couldn’t get over the lack of character.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/amber hued with a small frothy off-white head and good lacing. The aroma hints of floral and grassy hops, orange zest, lemons, toasted malts and a touch of sweet spice. The taste starts bittersweet with good hops and malt balance. Grassy and twangy undertones. The finish is clean mostly, with an lingering effect of bitters. The mouthfeel is lively and shows good body for the style, crisp. A very well done lager indeed, don't pass this one up for you get the chance. Thanks Jeff for the bottle.
jsquire (4040) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a beige head that disintegrated into a ring very quickly. Carmel sweet malt nose. Full bodied with lots of malty sweetness, balanced by subtle hop bitterness. Clean and crisp. Good with a sandwich.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this Lager! Darker than most lagers in North America, slightly copper straw. Well balanced with a mild hop presence. Great drinking lager. Happy to see a quality American "North German" style lager. Thanks
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Crystal clear light golden with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, floral. Taste is mild sweet turning Bohemian hoppy, finishing mild grassy bitter. Light body and smooth, ok crispness. Pleasant everyday lager that's legit but shouldn't scare off the BMC crowd.
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now, this beer I really enjoyed a definate step up from the Pilsner I loved the make-up of this beer from the inital taste to the bottom of the glass. A Great beer!