jdvincen (4) - - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark with a very clean appearance. Holds a subtle coffee flavor and goes down smoother than a cup of java.
superspak (2407) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt notes with some light hop presence; and good strength. Taste of toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt with light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A $4 or $5 bottle had at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Appearance: Ruby. Head dissipates pretty quickly. Only a bit of lacing.
Smell: Malt. Roasty character to deem this a "dark" lager. Nothing especially interesting, but it smells nice.
Taste: Like the smell. A lot like it. A slight sort of coffee or chocolate flavor comes off as well, but it’s in the background. Hey, I guess some roasting will do that to a beer, eh? Fairly high carbonation which is expected for the style. A pretty nice beer. Simple tasting sort of beer that you can drink without feeling compelled to think too much about what you’re tasting. I’m not the only one who does that... right...?
artmcd8 (1474) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Typical grape like aroma from the lager yeast. Sweet taste with a malty aftertaste.
SpongeRuiner (634) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark color for lager. Not too much flavor with this one. Not bad though.
Onslow (1129) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark amber brew with pale off white head, very good head retention. Aroma of toast, hints of teaberry and grass. Taste is sweet roasted malt and toast at the start finishing with more toast, teaberry, too little bitter and too much sweet. Ponderous, too sweet, and not all that tasty.
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer, bottle from Michigan bar, dark lager smooth crisp overall decent light beer
umich03jm (1765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head that fades fast but leaves some lacing. Aroma is ok, smells like a macro beer with just a hint of roast and smoke. Taste has some roast flavor but not much. Kinda watery and thin. Easy to drink but not enough flavor to make me go back.
mintzmeet (183) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany color. Tart but not bittter. Good flavor for a lager. Not too complex though. Some great roasted malt aftertastes. As someone else wrote: "Most of the flavor of a porter, but without the heaviness and a lot less bitter." Also a lil java flavor.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark and bubbly. This is my first brew from Wolverine and I’ve never been there despite living right in town. It smelled a subtle mix of grains with no hop. The flavor was a pretty standard lager but with more body. I’m not usually a lager guy (aside from mexican), but this was decent.