konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer at the Pier. Golden in color, caramel malt flavor with hops. A very good beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is descent gold with small head. Aroma has caramel, malts, easy on the hops. Flavor is spot on for what you look for on a mildly warm summer day, unfortunatly not so much any other day of the year. Its not horrible, just mediocre, very mediocre. Caramel and malts are most noticed on the tongue, a descent bit of carbonation but if you get past that it goes down quite easy. Give me another.
JFGrind (1838) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay. Now that’s out of the way I can report the noble hops are slight, and other than bitterness this is a below average lager.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle-pours golden yellow with a very small amount of carbonation with a very small white head around the rim of my glass. grainy, dirty, fainlty noble hop aroma-light grassy notes. flavros are grainy, sweet, pale munich malt husks and a plasticy-artificial finish. light peachy notes as well. body is low in carbonation and detracts greatly from the beers pleasantness. i think this would be a pretty decent beer with proper carbonation. i will re-rate next summer!
timd (1) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
White head, light orange yellow in color. Light and with an abrupt, crisp aftertaste. Also available at (at least) Village Bottle Shoppe in West Lafayette, Indiana.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin white head. Light yellow clear color. "Delicate" is the key to flavor. An ok beer but nothing to keep in the frig.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m underwhelmed. This beer, which was purchased in Warrenville, IL, while on a jaunt to Chicago, was something I hoped I’d enjoy. I was really psyched, in fact. Yet it’s so DRY and crisp and a tad metallic, and overly fizzy, that it reminds me of an Asahi Dry or a Sapporo. Sadly, such is the Dort/Helles style, and nothing can be done about it. I’ve never much liked the style.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing better then having a beer at work on a Friday afternoon. Nice summer beer, the kind you want to enjoy on a beach.
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear golden yellow with just a light head around the edge of the glass. Sweet aroma with some caramel and honey.. intensified as it warmed. Flavor picked up some caramel and other sweet malts.. as well as some noble hops. Very crisp and clean on the palate. Smooth and tasty brew.
DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dated best by 11/22/05. Certainly pours nice. A helles kind of gold with a bit of depth in the glass. Very thin ring of foam left over. Nice blustery German beer smell. Taste is full of those light lager malts with a brush of Vienna, and a clean German hop profile. Not exceptional, but a fine summer brew that sticks to style.