Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good beer and a cool label.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apperance: cloudy, deep golden colour, thin lacy white head at the start though it fades away fast. In terms of aroma this beer was almost non-existant with only a faint malty nose.
For a 7% german geer, this one is extremely light in body. There is a definite lactic acidity similar to what is found in lambics, flander’s browns and berliner weiss beers. It is extremely unique and tantalizing and certainly not in the traditional doppelbock style. So light in body for 7%, you’d think they used adjuncts like the belgians do to lighten the beer. It is sooooo easy to drink and so refreshing. Not a doppelbock at all... I need another!
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich malty flavor and aroma, subdued alcohol sneaks up on you
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly turbid dark straw/orangish with almost no head and floaties. Aroma of big malt, dark fruit, candi sugar, molasses, honey, apricot. Tastes malty, with a great sweet fruitiness coupled with honey and subdued hops. It did taste slightly flat, but that didn’t deter its taste. Finished slightly dry, with more fruit and honey. Very nice.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 It is a good example of the European Strong Lager style with a soft, gently malt character, hint of acidity in the finish, and pear notes. Dangerously drinkable stuff.
Bov (9624) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Read some prior reviews after seeing how light in color this is. Oakes says it's a European strong lager; okay, I can deal with that. It smells mildly fruity, like apples and pears. Not very carbonated, but very, very sweet. This posed a problem: it did get slighlty cloying (not as much as I would have thought considering the level of sweetness), but add more carbonation and it would have tasted like a sparkling fruit wine. I hate sparkling fruit wines. I liked this. The level of carbonation was okay. Mouthfeel light, which helped combat the sweetness. Finish not too thick. Alcohol not noticeable. Overall, very interesting.
Nejhleader (1248) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sweet and almost tart was pretty nice overall i wouldn’t mind trying again sometime. Had a complex sweet/fruity taste good body.
Stefano99 (19) - Ghezzano (Pisa), ITALY - DEC 29, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally something different from the usual german lagers! Rich colour and taste, very pleasant!
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vehement pear juice spread over rich caramel malt…Some acidity in the background…Surprisingly good for brewery…