Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer is pretty terrible. Metallic malty/grainy taste with no hop aroma. Yellow fizzy and very bland. Yuck.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled draft at the Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest. Boring beer. Nice malt taste. That was it.
DocLock (9668) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amberish. Aromas of malt, hops. Sweet malty taste with Slight hoppyness at the finish. A nice beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fantastic color - Dark gold, copper/brown, clear with a short fizzy head. Too much carbonation at first - prickly. Palate was not very thick, but had a nice malt - sweet, thin caramel. As it warmed, it got a little bit medicinal.
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured an amber color with a good sized white head of foam. I'm not a big lager lover, however this one had a hoppy / malty nose which followed through in the taste. Normally when I think of lagers, I think of the commercially produced crap from the big breweries. This beer breaks free of that mold and is really good. I will definitely be drinking this again.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick white head with good lacing. Slightly sweet and flowery, well balanced aroma leaning slightly towards malty. Slightly sweet but mostly bitter hoppy flavor with flowery notes and a good malt balance. The finish is slightly sweet and malty. Light bodied and smooth with a slight dryness.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hard to get too enthused about this lager, though I was intrigued that it's such an old brand and wanted to give it a shot. All in all, it's an acceptable lager with a slight hint of sourness. It has notes of wheatiness, which is unusual in a lager. You can taste the yeast, which is a good thing. As good as Yuengling Traditional is, it's too fizzy, so I'd prefer this 1857 if I had to choose.
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
this was consider a gold metal winner at the Great American Beer festvial. what were the judges thinking, this stuff is nasty.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe Lion Brewery Inc. best product, brown/orange in color with a thin tan foam. Smells floral, with a hint of hops. Taste is smooth with a dry hops, and a sweet malt finish. This is a local jem, around the holiday’s they run a special 2 cases of 1857 for $18.57, sweet deal.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent overall lager. Very cheap in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area in NE PA.