Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, nutty notes. The taste is caramel malts, nuts and a mildly fruity finish. Fairly dry, medium bodied, quite drinkable. Solid beer.
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice copper color with a big and billowy off white colored head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles entrapped within, which pop over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.
Smell – The smells is mainly of a roasted malt and a light amount of a toffee sweetness. Mixed with these are subtle aromas of a citrus hop and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter roasted malt flavor with a touch of caramel. The caramel gets stronger more toward the middle of the taste, only to fade again slightly more toward the end. While the caramel changes in intensity the roasted malt flavor remains relatively constant throughout and creates a solid base for the brew. Toward the end, a bit of a bitter grapefruit citrus hop and floral hop flavors come to the tongue combining with the more roasted flavors of the brew to produce a lingering, lightly sweetened, and somewhat bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is on the thinner to average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner to average body and average carbonation are a nice compromise between the drinkability and lighter abv of the brew but yet still can uphold the roasted flavors of the beer.
Overall - An easy drinking and rather flavorful brew for only a 4 % abv brew. A nice session winter style lager.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 3/8/12. Nice red color, good head. Smells malty, grains, lager-like I guess. The taste had a very interesting cereal flavor without being too grainy. I actually liked it. Overall it was nothing too crazy but I wouldn’t turn down a bottle if someone offered me another.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-04-2012 02:03:14
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carmel and fresh dough on the nose. A really pleasant beer overall. Slightly dry yet creamy, very drinkable.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a deep amber to copper color, the head prestigious in size, creamy in texture, and the leftover lace a nice fine latticework to coat the glass. Mostly malt in the nose, lightly fruit sweet, fresh and clean to the senses, the start is full of malt, and lightly sweet, top middling in mouth feel. Finish is perkily acidic, the hops pleasant to the palate, dry aftertaste, and a quite drinkable beer and at 4% ABV, something that would make a nice session beer. Ranks #700 on my current 1000 beer master list.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What can I say? It’s a bit toasty lager! Its nose is full of caramelly and malty sweetness. It has a beautiful color: golden-amber with barely off-white head. Mthere is no hop aroma and not much bitterness, though it does have a slightly vegetal kick(...my first thought was ’asparagus’). But it is what it is, a lager.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear but dark amber color with a small head. Nose is a little toasty, actually. Slight toasty flavor, too, with some great malty tones in there. Good lager...
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting red winter lager, yeasty and a bit of chocolate. Bottle pours a dark red-brown with a medium white head. Taste is nutty-malt and finishes almost like a light stout.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent. Great color and found it to ve exceptional. Nice aroma and good head. Pleased with the taste.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is light caramel malt, crisp, malt finish. Nice taste, but just that. Spotty lacing.