halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color. Smells mostly of malts with a little spice. Taste is malty with some sweetness. A little caramel seems to be in here. Aftertaste is pleasant. A decent brew, too bad it’s now retired.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT last week. Aroma of berries, spicy hops, sweet caramel malt. Flavor has a solid level of bitterness never overrunning the caramel malt base. Nothing mind-blowing, but good stuff.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma reminds me of a wheat beer, some citrus, a little yeast, slightly clove-like.
Reasonably clear, light amber, nice lasting head.
Nice crystal malt flavor, liberal use of bittering hop, crisp with a short lived but positive aftertaste. Excellent body for a lager. Overall, a very pleasant and multi-quaffable beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Nice color for a premium lager. Aroma of light fruits and pale malts. Flavor of nice pale malts, apple juice. Clean and crisp, a little weak in the palate. Chill for a lager.
thornecb (4310) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head recedes to hug rim. Caramel and bread aromas. Full dark caramel upfront with a lasting slightly sweet hop finish.
JustinFromAL (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. BoTM. Poured golden with minimal head. Clean nose with a taste to match. Prototypical lager is how I would describe this. Nothing outstanding about the taste, but nothing off putting either!
theisti (3184) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from eaglefan538. Best before January 09 notched on label. Pour is hazed copper golden with a fluffy 3 inch dirty white head. Some carbonation bubbles are present, and the head falls with a lot of crackling. Aroma has some faint grassy, toasty malt and some floral hoppiness. Fairly subdued on both fronts. Taste is toasted malt, some slight biscuit sweetness, transition to the toasted taste mid palate, finishing with some bitter grassiness. Finish has some menthol to it. Nice, medium, unfiltered palate. Clean, nicely made. Thanks for sending this my way, Brian.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Downtown Wine & Gourmet in Harrisonburg, VA, which had this bottled outdated by 15 months on the shelf. For shame! However, for a lager, this ages well. Pours a golden amber color with a thin, long lasting head. Grainy aroma with some fruity notes. Grain, caramel and bitter hop notes in the taste. Medium bodied.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(10/17/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks David T). Clear golden with quite a bit of carbonation and a small white head. Aroma has nice hoppiness with grassy notes, some malty bready hints and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with some malt, light breadiness, light buttery hints and a nice bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. A nice Lager.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Malty sweet aroma with light hops. The flavor has caramel malt with just a touch of hops. Not bad.