Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light yellow with a thick fizzy white head. Aroma was mildly sweet, doughy, and buttery. Thin mouthfeel. Malty, buttery, with just a little hop character. For yellow beer this stuff was really good.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best before 5-23-04.Aroma of bready malts,sazz hops?.Straw color/short ok head.They need to tweak this up a notch.It was good but seemed overly carbonated and a tad watery.I'll stick to the prima.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good lager. Aroma is of doughy fresh bread, sweet and malty with a slight hint of hops. Initial flavors are malty and sweet with a finish of sugar coated grapefruit. Smooth refreshing lager with a slightly bitter finish. Twice as good on draft.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm not usually a lager person but I could definately do one of these again. Quite aromatic carmel malts with a slight flowery hop nose. A bit of a grapefruit flavor but not terribly bitter. Much better than most american lagers.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 When someone states malt is buttery and crackery - start here! Add a crisp, slightly earthy, slightly flowery and slightly mettalic hop presence to a subtly cloudy body and you have an incredible beer - not quite as sweet as the old Victory Dort, but to my mind this is crackerjack, drink in 15 seconds, hop tingly perfection. Among the best in style. Only touches of sweetness. Thanks Britt!!!!
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
VAML is a pale yellow beer witha frothy head. The aroma is light hops. The flavor is a nice balance of hoppy sweetness, but lacked in intensity. The body was extremely light and somewhat watery. Nothing robust about this beer. Drinkable.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very impressive to achieve a beer like this, although I personally did not care for the malt taste, and the heavy carbonation.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color with nice white head. This is an exceptionally clear beer. A very malty sweet aroma. Flavor is crisp and smmoth with a great finish.
maltdog (609) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw colored, phenomenally clear. Points off for a disappointing lack of foam. Aromas of yeasty bread dough with a malty, barely sulphury "European" qualty, and spicy-flowery hop. The flavor is the same as the nose, only more! Incredibly malty, crisp yet mellow. Bittering hops are almost nonexistent- more bitterness, please! Finishes clean and juicy, like a raw kernel of just-picked sweet corn. Surprisingly full in body, considering the color. Quite satisfying. Why can't American megabeers be like this?
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid golden-clear color beer. Noble hops (saaz?) and malt figure into the aroma. Light mouthfeel, with some texture. Pick up some subtle noble hop character in the taste, close to being a warmish cinnamon without actually being that.