bhensonb (13831) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of bread and grass/herb. Med + body with thick carbonation. Flavor is bready, with some citrus and grass. This stuff is like food.
Tmoney99 (13250) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured dark golden color with medium frothy white head that last with fair lacing. Moderate balanced sweet aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor and medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some honey, caramel, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, some honey, light spicy. Light-medium body, some crispness.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with fine suspended particles. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, butter, toasted malts. Taste is butterscotch, green apple and other fruit notes, caramel and an odd tart note. Medium bodied. Really and odd beer. A shame, I was looking forward to this one.
Dogbrick (11179) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center during the Thirsty Dog /Cheese/Chocolate Tasting as part of Ohio Brew Week. Surprised I hadn’t actually had this before. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin white head that bubbles away to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of grainy malt and hops. Light body with flavors of grassy hops, sweet bready malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is crisp and mildly hoppy, and has a fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall, but did go well with the cheese.
crossovert (11013) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it, tasted like a pale ale. Not the worst american lager and not the best. Not as 100% traditional as I wold have liked.
Sammy (10885) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours mid-yellow body with some white foamish head. Aroma is malty. Middling mouthfeel. Tastes so-so, not overally drinkable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: April 30, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet cereal aroma, touch of corn, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet cereal flavor, touch of hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Score: *+ /4
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lemon and corny barley malt aroma. Clear golden yellow color with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Not bad - a decent Dortmunder.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle. 6%, sort of on the high side for a lager, right? Clear light orange color, minimal head that fades to nothing, some bubbles on the side of the glass. Particles floating in the body. Moderate, pronounced but smooth carbonation, more dry finish. Boring lagery taste, a little skunky... Pretty disappointing, isn’t obviously high-quality like Great Lakes and Stoudts Dortmunders are. Light savory, sort of a salty bite, intrusive light bitterness. Not a good lager, not easy to drink