BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks, smells and tastes like a Vienna lager. Not a lot of complexity or overly impressive mouthfeel, but a good introduction to the style, very drinkable and priced right.
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber - nose of caramelized sugars, toffee, light spiciness and a mild bitterness - low carbonation, fairly soft texture - flavor is fairly clean caramelized sugars, light toasty maltiness, moderate bitterness, the slightest hint of mineral - finish is medium dry malt - not terrible interesting but clean and enjoyable enough.
rjplumer (590) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel malt aroma. Amber with and orange hue with a modest sized head. Mild sweet caramel malt taste. Medium bodied feel with a subtly rich but refreshing finish and feel.
douglas88 (6795) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from TJs. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small white head. A sweet light fruity nose. Toast, caramel, light Pils malt. Smooth and drinkable. Light toast, berries, big sweet malty caramel. OK.
Mep3222 (728) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramelized malty aroma and flavor. Nice hop balance. Pretty full flavored. Malt dominant, but a nice beer overall. But if the lagerish funk but not too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lawman834 (240) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color. Minimal lacing or head. Mostly caramel malt. A bit bready. A tad bitter on the finish. Overall a pleasant and balanced brew.
beertholomeus (1064) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a white head. Caramel, toffee, biscuit and floral aroma and flavors. Slight oxidation. Medium light body and average carbonation with a floral and caramel finish.
PorterPounder (5934) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a soft, slight off white head that leave a thin trail of lacing. Aroma has some light molasses accents, some nuttiness. Flavor leans to the sweet side, some caramel, some molasses notes, a touch of brown sugar. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Not bad.
maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of toasted malt, caramel and biscuit. Tastes of caramel, roasted malt and biscuit. No aftertaste.
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Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, light auburn beer, not much head. Perfunctory label, standard longneck. Slightly fruity and sweet, grainy amber aroma. A nice front to the brew - reasonably hopped, dark straw sweetness, very mild astringency. Sweetish, molasses and dough middle and toasted finish. Slight vanilla in the aftertaste. Medium body, generally smooth mouthfeel with fine-grained carbonation. TJ’s, Tallahassee.
chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date stamp of 17 Feb, 2015.
Deep clear amber color; excellent clarity; decent head; limited lacing.
Aroma: a nice mix of malts and hops with a touch of caramel. Malts slightly dominate.
Flavor: follows the aroma although the hops and malts are more in balance.
Feel: medium body and near medium carbonation.
O: a quite respectable version of the style.