HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 (Bottled on October/03/03) I poured the beer rather hard, but fortunately, it did not spillover. The beer shows an attractive head and lace. The beer is a bit darker than I was expecting for a Bavarian style lager. I was expecting the color to be more along the lines of a helles. The nose is fresh, clean, and hoppy. I find the palate to be smooth, clean, and a little bit smoky. The beer finishes nice and spicy. This is a hard beer to categorize, it is IMO neither a helles nor a marzen, but nonetheless an ok beer.
VAYankee (339) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter brown color with offwhite head. The aroma is a combination both sweet and sour maltiness. The flavor is characterized by mild sweetness. Finishes with a touch of smokiness. Not as thin most american lagers.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ale tasting to me, but maybe i don't know what this style of lager should taste like. a nice way to trick normal drinkers into having something with complexity. reminds me of an ale, some sort of taste i can't put my finger on. nice on in the variety pack.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was a nice malty smell, and the taste was very interesting. Nice sweet malt flavor, with an odd kind of smokey tinge to it. Very good and a definately one I'll have again.
Braudog (6175) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel with a nutty aroma. The flavor is heavily toffee, with a hint of walnuts or almonds and a proud smoky finish, hinting at a Bamberg-style Rauchbier without the overwhelming character of a burned down house. Robust flavors, but thin consistency.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of sourish, in a citrusy way, and lightly bitter. Quite nice. Nothing like a Kellerbier, in my opinion.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one great brew from Tröegs. It pours out a deep, reddish orange color, with a healthy head on top. The head lasts until
the bottom of the glass. It has just the right amount of hops, not too sweet, not too bitter. The malty aromas & flavors are just
delicious. It goes down smoothly, with a residual sweetness on the palate. The only complaint I have about this beer is it's hard
to find in my area. Other than that, I think it's a winner.
Rib Eye (148) - USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Troegs accomplishes the amazing feat of brewing quintessential examples of every style they try. This Lager has an intersting malty profile with a slightly sticky sweet profile. Not my fave style or fave brew from Troegs, but really, really well done and a fresh take on the style. Like all Troegs it's not pasteurized so the clean, fresh, bready flavors really shine through.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
An average lager. Was not that impressed with the taste. I would have expected better for a microbrew.
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but I expected better from Troegs (and for the price). Had a very strange aroma that I can't quite describe (and that's strange in a bad way).