alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown with aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Caramel, roasted malt flavor with touch of grain and hint of bitterness.
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dark but somewhat transparent in the glass, not enough for me to call it black. Flat, with little carbonation. This beer doesn’t really taste much at all like a Pilsner to me. It tasted pretty generic, and if I hadn’t been able to see it, I might even guess it to be an amber ale. Quite sweet. Little to no roast in the aroma. Very malty, however, with a slight sourness to the malt. Weak hop presence. When I think Pilsner, I think light body, crisp hoppy bitterness, and a strong grassy malt. I get none of this. RateBeer classifies this as a "Schwarzbier" but I don’t really get that either...there’s not any roast evident in the aroma. I found this an unremarkable beer and would not drink it again. The sweetness and sourness were what really killed it for me...both were too much and made it a little unpleasant to drink, although I did finish it rather than pouring it out. I’d prefer a number of cheaper beers.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at local Damon’s. Pours licorice with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. A bit of licorice malt on he nose. A bit thin on the tongue with some caramel malt forward on the tongue. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Solid but not my favorite style.
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Roasted malt and caramel. Light grassy hops. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, light sweetness.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts. Light brown coloring with a small head and no lacing. The taste is a roasted caramel, sweet and slightly sticky. Easy drinking beer that would make a good session beer.
reberiii (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Deep, dark in color, reddish brown if you hold it up to a light. Slight foam that dissipates quickly. Nose of roasty malt and molasses, it a bit thin on the tongue, but has huge sweet malt notes. Finishes with a hint of cherry and tingling hops.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with jdb288. This is dark amber with a beige head. A lot of carbonation rises up. I smell earthy malts but little else. Those are tasted, too along with some interesting hops that include noble varieties. The malts lead and are quite rich. This is a Pilsner? The hops have some grass and mild bitterness. A little cocoa and that defines the finish. A pils? Whatever it is it is interesting.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at JBs. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Nose of caramel malt, nut, mild grassy hop. Medium body, very sweet, not much bitterness.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of toasted brown bread some sweet notes a little roast sweet grass. Dark brown thin off white head. Flavors of toast light roast sweet grass dry roast mild bitterness. Not unpleasant.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a cola brown color with a big fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Light aromas of milk chocolate and smoke.Taste of chocolate milk, toffee and butterscotch candies. Caramelized sugar with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, silky, smooth and clean. Not a pilsner.