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Gold Medal Winning Beer Brewed By A Band Of Brewers Whose Passion For Brewing Doesn’t Stop When The Day Shift Is Over

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2261) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pretty decent for the style. Andy brought over a 6 to go with dinner! Decent looking, copper, mild nose, a bit grainy, taste grainy and malty. Goes down nice, and has no off components, and is true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4642) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
12oz bottle from Georgio’s Liquors, Billerica, MA. Amber with a fast fading white head; the aroma has some orange fruit; the taste is predominantly caramel; with a sickly sweet finish. It may be amber, and it may be a lager, but it wouldn’t go down well in Vienna.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
N3lson1 (235) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Drank out of the bottle. I am usually fond of ambelagers but could not get into this one. I found to have too bitter of a finish for a amber lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - FEB 2, 2014
330 ml glass from Pompano, Fla. Poured a dark golden honey color with a soft pillow of foam head on top. As for the aroma, a moderate balance between semi sweet malts and bitter hops meet and almost form an aroma similar to an English ESB. The taste was subdued with minor notes of caramel like malts and no substance of hops or yeast. Palate is sweet and cardboard like then ends dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (2286) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz in Washington. Pale golden brown. Pale stink of dry malt. Creamy, soft sweet. Not terrible. No definition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (893) - Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle into pint glass, clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt sweetness and some caramel. Taste adds notes of some graininess, breadiness slight earthiness and faint grass hop bitterness. Light body, low carbonation with slight sweet finish. Not too bad, a pretty malty macro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UncleAl (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
This lager is excellent. It has an appealing aroma, in a pilsner glass it has a pleasing clear amber color. It ours forming a neat head of about 1’, after drinking laces the glass nicely. The taste is par excellent, easy on the palate and finishes nicely, not "dry" or bitter, leaving one desiring more. Overall it reminds me of a great German Lager, but half the price. The brewer sought to mimic German Lager and he is largely successful, it is brewed in Texas and Ohio, and distributed by MillerCoors, an excellent tandem making it very accessible. Nice Website.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Taste is summer hay, flowers, earth and a bit of hops. Drinkable, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevendoel (33) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Nothing special here. Can't really even taste the hops. Nice amber color, nose is half way decent -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 oz bottle from Jewel Osco (Lisle, IL). Last of the mix six. Let’s see how it goes. Pours a nice dulled amber orange hue, faint haze, but near transparent. Lively carbonation, frothy tannish head atop dies to a decent layer, sticks around small and laces ok. A bit darker in the middle, some decent glow on the edges. Aromas are carmelized malts, a bit biscuity and bready. Some gentle spice, earthiness and more carmelized malts. Gentle earthy hops, some mellow florals and grass. A touch spicy. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of body shows carmelized malts and a faint bit of toffee. Bready, grainy with some decent earthy hop presence, florals and grass. Some gentle body, carbonation and carmelized biscuity malts hit the middle. A touch sweeter as you catch stride, some earth, toast and caramel. Backend is a touch dry and earthy but still a bit sweet overall. A touch less malt influence would be nice. A touch of soap, spice and carmelized malts as we play out, a bit softened overall and sweet as I said. It’s ok, but not really my digs. Still, it’s pretty approachable. Looks great too with that good head, lively carbonation, nice lacing and stick around.

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