Naka (693) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Cousin Jim from a growler. Pours hazy honey color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramely with a slight grassy bitterness. Flavor has a nice hoppiness to it. Mild and grainy but does have a slightly warming alcohol. Pretty rich body with a definite bitterness.
jrob21 (2178) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlogged rating from Christmas. Dark orange pour with an off white head. Some light toasted malt. Crystal sugar candy flavor and a bit of caramel. A light english hop bitter finish. A little thin and otherwise unassuming.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the tavern. STLCL pours a nice copper color with a smallish head. The aroma has a solid lager base that is neither metallic nor full of mineral smells. There is a light fruit sweetness as well. The extremely cold beer has a surprising amount of hops and skirts on the idea of an IPL (India Pale Lager :) The body is medium-to-heavy and a little gritty. The finish has a nice peppery quality.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A middle of the road lager. Kinda dull really. It reminded me a little too much of your standard cheap lager to be intresing. I liked the noise and color but the flavor was a little too textbook.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Merrifield location. Light hazy coper color, thick white head. Caramels, malts in the aroma. Flavor is slightly citrus, with some fruit and malts. A pretty good lager type of beer, and coming from me that is pretty suprising (lagers make up most of my worst scores).
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Murky, mahogany-colored lager with a beautiful, creamy, white head. Good retention and excellent lacework.
Nose is of citrus fruit, fuzzy fruit and white wine.
The flavor is lacking as the beer is a bit too cold. However, it’s perfectly balanced and full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Leaves the mouth feeling parched. I’m not a big lager guy, but I really like this beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper. Nose caramel, nalty, bit sweet. Caramel, sweet, very malty. Nice stickiness, light but chewy. Very good.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber color. Head is small and off-white. Aroma is fruity with a firm malt behind it. The flavor is dry malt and some ale like fruitiness. Body is medium. Overall a pretty nice beer in a style that is hard to come by, unless of course the bottle says Steam© on it.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unique malt scent with a copper hue. Sweet bitterness. Lager-like aftertastes. Respectable!