TAR (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Ambery golden. Sticky-bubbled whisp of foam. Toasted bread, unspent malt aroma. Fairly airy with hints of pumpkin stem and peach skins. Soft, yet firm, carbonation. Slick-bodied. Frontal bready malt flavors touched with sassy hops. Lovely yeast character. Slightly tangy with roasted malts and leather hints. Hops pickup toward the finish and unleash plenty of bushy, earthy bitterness and lush toasted malts. Roasted wood and spicy hops linger amid notes of mineral and peach pit. Not bad, but I expected more from these lager masterminds.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body with a dense white head. Bready lager aroma. Nice malty lager flavors, bread and a decent hoppy hit. Medium bodied and goes down easy. Nice beer overall.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Abbaye. Deep golden beer with little head. Fresh malty aroma and big malty taste. Nice enough beer but not really my style.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is medium gold with little flashes of amber. The head is definitely a good one. This is a moderately malty lager with an almost honey nose. I was impressed.