rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a average lager, but certainly beats the mainstream bunch. I would pick it up again but I wouldn’t seek it out.
sonnycheeba (5073) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting event. Pours amber. Aroma and flavor are bready and toasted malts, light toffee, some lager yeast esters, and some faint spice. Light/medium body.
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint vanilla aroma with a bit transferring to the body. Finish is clean with some Amber notes.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Either I got caught with an old arse bottle at WF, or this beer just sucks. Still crisp, but lacking any pronounced flavor or aroma. Generic, light sweetness and toast...a little stale. Meh.
bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Color is Amber shade, a bit darker than most lager styles that I know. Head disappeared fast. Caramel and bread notes. Light bodied.
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altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cafe Deluxe Bethesda. Clear amber with slight head. Nose of malts, roasty, some suds. Taste malty, roasty, caramel. Smooth finish.
rondphoto (4054) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear dark orange amber color, thick ivory head, streamers of lace. Bright color, good looking. Aroma of malt. Taste is semi-sweet malt that has mild carbonation on the swallow, and hops that give a sense of unsweetened tea as much as bittering. A satisfying brew, easy to drink, lots of flavor.
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz dated purchase before Dec. 2011 and served in a pint glass. Tad of sediment on bottom of bottle added mid-tasting.
Pours a nice orange-amber, dark for style, but with only a little off-white head that rather quickly reduces to a ring.
Not much in the way of aroma, although both light/medium malt and spicy hops are evident. The flavor too seems at first unremarkable, but there is an extra bit of bitter hops in here, as well as some ’extra’ malt. The body is a bit fuller than average.
O - This is not a particularly bold or interesting style, and this beer stays too close to the low expectations for a macro-brewery lager excepting the extra spicy and bitter hops. The semi-dry and relatively full mouthfeel also elevate this beer. Still, I found it not flawed, perhaps, but not good or interesting enough to recommend to anyone except fans of this style.
solidfunk (7612) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a lot going on here guys. Pours amber without much head or lacing. Some crispness and a touch of sugar. This ones been in the back of my fridge for a while. Bottle.
r464 (2264) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, sweet. A fizzy head, light and crisp, nutty and a bit of bread/cereal. Hints of hops in the finish, but not much.
ludhaber (105) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
March madness 2015. The beer is well balanced and is pretty tasty. What is missing for me is a greater grain complexity. The noble hops flavor does not come through.