JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth drinking lager, decent flavor but horrible after-taste. I tasted it well after it was finished.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bread nose, decent taste, nothing special.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For a Premium German Import, I was expecting a little more Actung Baby! This was mild to the point of being almost watery. What I could taste was good , but I won’t buy it again. Light on hops, a little too sweet and malty. Not overwelming at all. Sorry Warsteiner.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Bottle (BB 04/08). Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, roasted nuts), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather cookie-cutter and indistinctive.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had it on tap at a local bar. Not a lot of hop taste.. more malty. Was smooth and refreshing overall.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good taste - nice change. Goes down supprisingly smooth for the dark color.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t really care for this. It’s average and for 5 bucks a pint, I think not! Aftertaste is a bit overwhelming.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not a bad beer by any means. Much better than the premium pils.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Rerate 10/06/03: Tried the draught version, and I'm not sure what I was talking about earlier. Light flavor, light body? Who knows. Dark reddish-brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is lightly nutty. It is light-bodied for a Dunkel, with notes of coffee and nuts. The finish is crisp which makes this a decent session beer overall. However it lacks any real character or complexity. 02/16/02 (3.4): Deceptively smooth-textured considering how dark it is. Since it is so light I would definitely choose over the Premium Verum. If it is going to be light it might as well taste good, and this one does. The aroma stood out a little more than the flavor, which I found to be very straight-forward.
darkvibe (68) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is hard to describe. There is almost no nose. It goes down like water. Very smooth. I have never had this dark of a beer be so smooth. Not much head, either.