Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For the malt-heads out there. It sort of reminded of cheap beer, powerful cheap beer. Although, the Steg was a bit lighter, which made it much more palatable.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Medium copper with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, spices, and mild funk. Tastes caramel malty, with noble hops, some toffee, and some honey notes in the finish. Not bad.
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 January 2009 Beer of the Month Club
Definitely a solid lager style beer, smooth and enjoyable, nothing particularly distinguishable about it, but it drinks nicely.
**Photo submitted for this one today.
cheap (5252) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap. Aroma is clean, sweet and quality. It’s the smell of a good high alky brew such as a stronger ale. Look is dark ginger ale. Good malt and alkylike bite. I noticed no alky % is listed but I would say easily above 5. Noway a pale lager, way too much personality, even more than most pilsners. Wow, nice story on the label. This beer is going to get some followers. Has more qualities of an ale than a lager. I am a lager lover but this has a little too much for my palate. Not as good as Point Classic or Dos Equis but certainly better than Great Lakes Eliot Ness and Schell Firebrick. Finsih is malty and coarse for a lager, needs more manners.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got one as a free sample at the Beer Store in Moon. Not bad. I am not a fan of viennas but this is one of the better ones. Aroma of musty malt. Pour was a nice dark gold with a 1 finger white head. Taste was sweet with a wet finish....thick and malty with just an ever so slight hop presence in the aftertaste. Not bad but I wouldn’t have bought it.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this was a decent beer. Easy drinking and fairly smooth. Very average .
Nejhleader (1442) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
i thought this was another surprisingly good beer from lion. Very clean and crisp taste. has a nice not overly sweet malt taste with a good blend of hops to balance it. very nice.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks to Mei. Caramel pour. Syrupy sweet malt aroma, maybe some sweet oats. Flavor is the same, mostly sweet, with the grain and oats in the background. Somewhat crisp finish, maybe a little floral hops.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sometimes I worry when the bottle says "all-malt" because it implies that we would think it WASN’T all-malt. This is not just a normal crappy macro lager though, it’s a good bit darker and has a different flavor. I’m using "different’ because I’m not sure if it’s good yet, but I have 2 more in the fridge so I will find out. It will be a BOLD EXPERIMENT.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good example of an all-malt lager. Very similar to Yuengling and I hope that Stegmaier adds this to their year round lineup.