Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber; light malty aroma; soft malty palate. Uninteresting.
argo0 (11915) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful copper colored beer, looks like an ale, at least until you get the smell of those German hops. The flavor is as advertised, a solid german lager, the hops and malts balancing nicely. the finish feels dry, and the german hops bitterness remains in the back of my throat for a good long while. All in all, a very nice rendition of a lager.
DocLock (8344) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amberish. Aroma of malt, hops, some honey. Tastes malty, with some hops, and caramel sweetness in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper with decent carbonation and a half inch off-white head. Bland stale malty lager aroma, but true to style. Body has some light dry caramel and peat malt character with a hint at fruit toward the bittering finish. Has good complexity for a lager, but could still use a little more balance.
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish color, some head that vanished rather quickly. Low on gas, bitter. Not that much on aftertaste.
Braudog (5966) - 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.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color with a small off white head that quickly diminished leaving no lacing on the glass. Sweet caramel malt, and dry, straw, toasted aroma. Initial malty sweetness, with a light, lingering, hop bitterness. Rather dry finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a copper body with an off white head. Malty body with some light bitter notes, some bread and a bitter pine finish. Light with a soft finish. Average.
kramer (5330) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper, clear, and with a fizzy bone-white head. Nice nutty and and toased malt aroma. Clean crisp flavor, heavy on the toasted malt, minimal on the hops, with a slightly sweet nutty finish. Lighter bodied and a little fizzy on the tongue, but that’s what you get from this style. Overall a pretty decent beer. Basic, but very drinkable with no real faults.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 One of the better basic lagers that I have had and really a shame that they retired it.+++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a beautiful dark red-brown with a small tan head. It is heavily carbonated. There is a moderate malty scent. The flavor is malty and sweet. The maltiness lingers. This beer lacks the typical macro aftertaste common to so many lagers - And a big plus in this beer’s favor IMHO. This is a very nice lager that I wish was still being made.