HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice straight forward festbier that is clean and malty. Well made and enjoyable.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a dark copper color, perhaps amber and red with a slightly thick tanned head which faded off quickly after the pour. The aroma was funky with matted wet dog hair, malt, cardboard and spices being the predominant smell. Not the best aroma, but somewhat enticing. Flavor-wise we had the same scenario. This reminded me heavily of a winter beer as it is dominated by spices in the finish. It seems like a sickening degree of coriander and ginger in the finish...long lasting and cardboard dryness. Some malt, a hint of fruity peel, but it seems more like the spices than anything. I just couldnt get into all the spices this beer had to offer...it was dry and it just didnt have a degree of balance i would look for..
raymow (817) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little to no head after the pour but a nice amber color and slightly sweet aroma. Similar to an Oktoberfest - which is a good thing.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - A depp amber, ruby colored beer with a thick creamy whie head. Very nice looking. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet, molasses malty flavors. Very nice beer.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with a thick white head and good carbonation. Balanced aromas of nutty malts and herbal hops. Came off as a bold, full bodied beer that I would bet would be great with German food. Seemed similar to a Marzen with its bitterness, but without the sour aftertaste. Good balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
maltdog (618) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBD April ’04! Clear copper/amber, nicely carbonated, leaves a smallish dimpled camel head with poor retention and no lace. Nutty, maple-y autumn aromas... pecan pie, butter cookies, baked yams. Malt flavor is scoured by tongue-nipping carbonation. Green apple and some distracting acidity. Mild, well-balanced bitterness. Silky mouthfeel. Aftertaste of challah bread and tannins.
ARMed (604) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing distinguishing about this brew. Typical for all microbrew lagers. Slightly bitter and tangy. Not very complex, but pretty drinkable. An average brew at best.
mbgrayson (538) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this one on the outer banks. It is full bodied and pours a nice amber. It is very drinkable and smooth. Nice taste. I would certainly have it again.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth and balanced malt flavors. No incredibly robust flavors here, just an enjoyable brew. Nothing wrong with a simple good beer.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was fairly impressed with this beer in that I got more than I expected. As the name implies, it is amber in color with a slight malt aroma. The hop aroma is even more slight. Decent malt flavor, but lacking in mouthfell. Only slight bitterness, which I would expect. This doesn’t approach the complexity of a good marzen, but not bad. I should add a caveat - I don’t general like lighter lagers at all.