PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Canter’s Deli in the Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nv. Fresh lake water aroma, medium orange pour with a soft white head. Some citrusy notes are found with a hint of caramel. Some ripening vegetable notes in the back end. Decently thick mouthfeel with some stickiness. Pleasant diversion.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this one on draught at the Sin City Brewing Company, which is not a brewery, but a draught oulet in the Aladin Hotel and Casino’s Desert Passage Mall. The beer is actually brewed at Gordon Biersch Las Vegas. This beer is a marzen/Oktoberfest by style, and it is a decent, domestic example of one. Pours to a beautiful, bright, amber color, with a thick white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is inviting, with some nice aromas of toasty and nutty malt, paired with light hints of grassy hops. The palate is smooth and clean, with some good flavor of toasty and nutty malt. This beer finishes with more toasty and nutty malt up front, then ends with some good grassy hop bitterness to balance this beer out. A pretty straight foward example of marzen. Not the type of beer that is going to make a beer geek sit up and spin, but one a beer lover could enjoy. I would have liked a touch more malt character, but this being Vegas, and with the blazing heat, I enjoyed the fact that this beer was so drinkable, and still delivered some character and flavor. Worth a try if you are in Vegas.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber lager? Whatever. Smells decent. Taste is definitely funky with the amber malt character and lager taste. Not real great. Had on tap at Trumpets.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the strip in Vegas. Pours a good dark clear copper color like an Amber should. This was a medium bodied, in fact, all body and very little taste.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at a "pub" at the Rio in Vegas. Why call this an amber? Aroma was somewhat light when first arrived cold, but soon became overwhelming with a sickly icky tone as it warmed. The flavor could not escape the odor, which my wife described as rancid-spit. I tried, but could not get close enough to it to finish the pint.
CharmCityHops (12) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I also had it at the airport while waiting for the plane. I thought that it was a good choice, since it wasn’t a macro and they make a tasty stout. Pretty bad, with a bad hop mixture and chalky malt. O’fest? I guess it was better than Bud Light, but $6 a pint is horrid..
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. At Las Vegas Airport. I think it made me queasy. Color was sort of amber and the body was creamy and decently thick. Very malty without much hop flavor. Not a great beer, but certainly better than most tap beers at the airport.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) A lager by any other name is still a lager, and I still don’t like it. Kind of a sickly-sweet taste that I can’t really describe and I don’t want to drink more of it just to get a better description.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Gordon Biersch at the Las Vegas Airport. Clear Bronze/copper, no head. Some malty aroma, with fresh bread flavors. Finishes with some very mellow hop bitterness.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not good. Not good at all. I’m not positive that this (Sin City) is hooked up with Gordon Biersch, but if they are I think GB should run away as soon and as fast as they can.