drpimento (2033) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge first. Then poured it with a decent, foamy, thick, creamed colored head that quickly subsides and a little lace. Aroma is fairly basic, but not bad, a little malt, caramel, hop, and hint of toffee. Flavorís about the same. Body is ok and so is carbonation plus some immediate alcohol warming. Finish is like flavor with a bit of fruitiness at the very and and is medium in length. Just another beer where somebodyís trying to make a buck.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
An old-school beer. It is like any amber or pale lager, watery, grainy, pretty nondescript.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a lovely shade of amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honey and redder fruity notes with accents of pine and sweeter versions of the aforementioned malts.. I donít know what it was about this, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found an infusion of molasses to join honey at the core.. nondescript bitterness plus salty character surrounded, and a touch of alcohol heat joined residual sugars and bitterness on the finish.. quite muddled. Lighter-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. lots of residual sugars at the end, but also some nice piney bitterness.. all in all a very drinkable brew.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. loose bottle, $1.50 @Woodmanís. Nice start with a rich amber/red pour, a few particles, but otherwise clean with plenty of bubbles and a big bubbly head. Smell has some decent malt to it, and itís a bit mineral-like. Taste is pretty nice, with some good caramel malts. Some bitterness that I think is English with a touch of Northern Brewer. The label reads "Brewed with the finest mineral waters," which makes me think there is a mineral taste as well as smell.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Hazy red-brown. Respectable creamy beige/off-white head. Creamy cherry-vanilla aroma. Iím not a big fan of Ambers/Reds, but this is ok, not mindblowing World Class. Creamy finish, rather mild and inoffensive. Not one Iíd ever seek out again, but respectable enough...getís old fast, non-quality feel to it. Fake-me-out corporate beer.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I was growing up in West Bend, Wisconsin in the 60ís Lithia had a brewery on N. Main Street. It always smelled funny walking past it. And I never knew anyone who drank their beer (Lithia and West Bend Old Timers).
The folks who had it said it sucked. The brewery closed circa 1972 and the Walters brewing company bought the brand. THIS isnít bad. Lovely copper pour with a rich head. Nice floral/bakery/caramel nose. But a bit of metallic whiff in the nose is detected. This has a helluva lot more hops than any other red brew Iíve ever had. And, by the way, this is NOT made in West Bend. Itís made in Glendale by Sprecher. Good, but at $8.99 for a 6 pack this is wayyyyy over priced.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with a quickly fading tan topper. Aroma of heavy caramel and bread with mild citrus hops. Taste is balanced with caramel, mild nuts, dark fruits and floral hops. Mildly over-carbonated with a bitter and slightly metallic finish.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Sprecher Brewing Company north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear copper colored brew with a thick off-white that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some floral and dry hops a hint of tropical fruit, and some Brazilian nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and biscuit malt, floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is slightly dry with a mild bitterness that quickly disappears. Somewhat close to the Sprecher Red Ale with a more dry bittern finish.