hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:When poured, this beer had a small sized tan head with a clear body and no carbonation.The hue was yellow-gold and the nose was malty as was the flavor.The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth.Not much to expand on with this one.
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry malty, buttery, sandalwood aroma. Homebrewy at times and unusual. Hazy light tea color. Diacetyls - butter, caramel. Easy drinking. Some cereal and straw, sweet on the lips. Mouthy.
cheap (3939) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Smell is a little sweet. A bit darker than a pale yellow beer. More orangy. Has a surprizingly unexpected haze within. Not clear by any standards. Good non bitter initial flavors. Comes on like a sweeter helles but that morphs into something with an ever so slight bitter bite as the session continues. It says the IBU is 9 and I’m glad. This is a lager with personality. However it is not too offensive. Mild bitterness continues to build. Leaves a slight tart of sour linger for a while after each sip. Not as friendly or well mannered as I like for a lager, but it is enjoyable in its own way.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear pale yellow color with a thin white head. Sweet grain aroma. Light caramel aroma with a background of grain.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wheat and honey aroma. Sweet and kinda thick; close to cooked corn. Hazy orange amber with thin white foamy head. Light watery body with medium carbonation. Start with a fake caramel corn sweetness. Mild malt and honey. Watery on flavor. Mild to medium bitterness in the finish. Mild caramel toasted flavor, too. After is a bit chalky and sweet. Cooked corn, mainly. Not a repeater.
obguthr (3634) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Subtle honey and grain on the nose. Amber color, medium white head. Moderately strong tinny taste of mulberry and yeast. Grass finish. There’s a slightly soapy presence throughout.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 05. Pours a rich gold with a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, with hints of caramel hiding in the background. Velvety palate. Good stuff.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a very thin head. It has an extremely light malt aroma. The flavor is good sweet malts balanced by some mild hops, more hops than I expected to notice in a 9 IBU beer. It’s medium bodied and bubbly on the palate. Not bad.
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a thin foamy white head that went away quickly. Some malt and citrus in the nose. There is some maltiness in the flavor with sublte citrus mixed with butterscotch, caramel and a little green pepper. This is a decent beer with a sandwich but is so much worst that the Elliot Ness as to barely seem in the same class. Nothing very interesting.
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; pours a golden copper with a small to medium white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus, a little sweetness and honey. Flavor is caramel and toasted malt; Some citrus, with a sweet finish. Some breadiness and yeast in the flavor too. Good for the style, and nice on a warm summer day.