Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of DosBeerigos--thanks, Phil! Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours a moderately hazy red-copper color with a half-finger white head that sticks around for a bit and exhibits some small white bubbles. A bit of lacing afterward. The nose brings forward a bit of bready malt plus a touch of toast. Some mild earthy hops there as well. The taste has a very pour showing--slight infection has set in and there is a bit of an acetic presence. Very unfortunate. Other than that, there’s a mild cherry-skin presence along with some breadiness in the background. Slight bitterness in the finish, but the coming vinegar takes over. Another infected bottle; quite a shame.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-05-2011
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured body with no head at all to speak of. Aroma of caramel, toffee, a bit of hops and some malt. Medium-bodied; Malty flavour with some hops. Aftertaste is clean with a bit of malt leftover. Overall, decent, but not amazing! I sampled this on ’pseudo-draught’ at the Old Dominion Brew Festival 2004 on 27-June-2004 in Ashburn, Virginia.
Aurelius (4451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fair enough. Cereal, slightly doughy eurolager aroma with some very light fruit. Nicely bittered, malty, pizza beer. Medium body. Couldn’t see the color, I was drinking it from the bottle. Slight appearance ding for the twistoff cap. There were a couple of off notes in the finish - kind of dubbel-y - just a twinge of straw and must, but only occasionally noticable. New Leaf Market.
unclemattie (4285) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Light orange-amber color. Thin white head. Hint of cardboard in the nose. Finishes with a bit of fruit, sharp bitterness. Lots of crispness. Flavor of toast, sweet malt, and woody tannins. A good summer Lager.
nick76 (4282) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the aroma there are grassy and citrus hops as well as sweet malts. The appearance is hazy gold with a touch of amber. The flavor is like the aroma with a gentle hoppy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a rather unremarkable beer still I got more than I was expecting.
ben4321 (4260) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent lager, nothing overly exciting, but it is pretty drinkable...
obguthr (4171) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tea and hay aroma. Cloudy golden, medium yellow head. Malty tea flavor. Good balance. A very flavorful lager.
nearbeer (3901) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear deep topaz with a sticky, lasting head. Aromas of spicy flower and sweet grain. Initial flavor of butterscotch dries slowly into an almost crisp finish that has notes of toasted nuts and spicy-sweet grain. Near-medium body is smooth and finishes fairly dry.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at CAH downtown. Not as clean as I remembered. Clear yellow gold pour with small off-white head. Weak sweet grainy aroma. Tasted buttery and old. Only okay. I give a higher overall score because of my previous encounters with this beer
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 On tap at the brewery on 05/09/2009. Very clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Toasty and light grainy aroma with faint floral notes. Sweet toasty flavor with light grainy hints and a smooth floral hop background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/7/3/13 - 3.3
03/23/2006: Clear amber color with a medium frothy white head. Mild malt aroma. Sweet flavor with hints of dark malt. 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2