rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Caramel malt base. Light hops with mild bitterness in the finish. Light toastiness. Solidly eh.
tectactoe (2346) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Bottle: Amber edges, murky copper center with an ecru, foamy cap that retains nicely as a solid film & chunky collar; moderate, sheeted lacing. Aroma of mostly sticky caramel malts, some stale toasted bread, a bit of toffee, & very faint, underlying herbal hop notes. Hops very mild compared to the big malt bill. Taste is the same way, lots of caramel malt, toasted bread, faint toffee. Slightly metallic. Very slight hint of tartness, almost grape-like. Not really getting much in the way of hops in the flavor at all... A pretty bland, boring amber lager. Perhaps this bottle is old? Not awful, but one-noted & mundane.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, floral, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light roast, herbal, floral, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, herbal, floral, light pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malts and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Vienna lager! All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
tavispatterson (2) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has an ok flavor drank out of bottle at sushi zen. Good to see that its low calories as the flavor is definitely a little less than a full bodied ale.
joshwoodward (567) - - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a glass on tap as part of a sampler at the brewery. Smooth, medium hops, and quite ale-y.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Wolverine tasting room. Poured a clear amber color with a small sized head. Toatsty, caramel, and some grains.
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite of the three Wolverine beers that I’ve tried. I thought it was very clean and simple. A nice beer.
umich03jm (2180) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear medium orange color with a slight amount of head that quickly fades. Sweet caramel aroma with a little toast and light nutty hints. Taste is a moderately sweet, no bitterness. Caramel and toast mostly. Somethings a bit off though. It doesn’t taste fresh and it was a slight metallic finish. This bottle may be old but there is no bottled date so I don’t know. I’m not a fan of this.
deyholla (7017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain and nuttiness with a backing toast note. Flavor starts with caramel to a nutty and toast finish. Too much malt.