alexsdad06 (7229) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is mainly sweet malts with some light herbal notes. The flavor is slightly watery sweet malts with a very bitterness to the finish. Nothing but a straight forward, fairly clean dark lager. Worth trying once.
Lubiere (11377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
An amber lager with a thin off white head. In aroma, faint caramel with light wet dog. In mouth, a roasted barley oatmeal, chalky, boring. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK, for a dark beer I believe that many may consider this a disappointment, but never the less, it is still a drinkable beer. Not a full bodied dark. There’s a hint of dark malts that can be smelled. The flavor is more on the nutty, and perhaps a bit toasty, with average malt. Well balanced, there are no hop flavors present. A beer that is affordable and enjoyable.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Regular straub with a little bit of malt flavor. That is to say...tastes like carbonated water with a little malt flavor. Very fizzy. Very light palate and taste. Best of straubs offerings...
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle brought back to me from St. Mary’s by Dave. Pours a brown, clear color. Aroma is a little promising, somewhat malty. Taste is like a mediocre Budweiser with a little bit more malt. Nothing special, just a dark nearly BLS.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brilliant orange-amber with a creamy, cream-colored head. Smells like nuts and malty caramel, old blanket, hay. Palate is lighter-bodied than anticipated based on aroma, slightly syrupy with a very creamy carbonation. watered down malty caramel turning into Brazilian nut about one second in. Only a mild hop bitterness, little hop-flavor. Very interested, so added points to overall, but still a session beer with diluted flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel.
gsmitty80 (2072) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer didn’t have too much flavor for being a dark beer. Pretty smooth and watery but i know there is a lot of love that goes into making this.
BroSpud (1894) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Purchased while travelling. Nothing great here but it’s always fun to try regional beers that you can’t buy elsewhere and it’s always good when they are actually drinkable.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma very faint aroma , malty , fruity scent , hint of barley.
Appearance not very dark , amber shaded brew with light fizzy top..
Flavor and Palate : Mid bodied , slight creaminess , golden and hint of darker malt behind. Underdeveloped work.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft: Poured a dark reddish brown with an off white head, served too cold for much of an aroma, but once it warmed it was of light caramel malt and some nuts, flavor was definitely lacking, but there was some sweet malt, and a hint of bread, and quite a bit of water.