GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
licorice, dry soy, not good. ruby body, small white head. dry, grainy, roastey and soy. flat and funky
jgb9348 (5686) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in colour with a thin white head. Fragrant cherry/cranberry aroma with a perfect amount of maltiness. Light-bodied; Mild flavour, a bit of sweetness in the taste. Aftertaste mild as well, not showing much character. Overall, smells and looks much better than it actually is! I had this pint on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 20-October-2003.
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite uninspiring really, not very strong flavour and chemical aftertaste. I was disappointed.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a dark brown with almost no head. Aroma was faint and of malt. The flavor was smooth, but a bit thin. I had hoped for a more robust beer. Not bad, but I probably won't get it again.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep reddish brown, with a loose off-white head. It exhibits good head retention and leaves a nice lace on the glass. Very hoppy, floral aroma with a hint of malt. The classic "beer" aroma . The flavor is rather light, with some hop bitterness on the finish with some roasted flavors. A slight metallic edge in the aftertaste gives me a somewhat "stale" feeling about the flavor. The mouthfeel is very light, while the large bubbles of carbonation give it a harsh edge in the mouth.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decenct dunkle.Kind of typical/very smooth/nice buzz.Nice dark brew but the flavor can seem off a little off at times(soapy?)
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looked good, a solid brown slightly cloudy color. Taste was very lagerish, and the sweetness was well balanced. Other than that, this beer was not that good. Above a lot of weak lagers, but no andechser.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a light bodied dunkel and pours with a light smalll head. This is beer just does not have the complexity for me.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice-looking reddish brown beer. Lighter nutty aroma. Malty flavor. Relatively thin. Enjoyable.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good dark beer. I think I still like the Premium Verum better, but this one is nothing to laugh at.