kevin_w_s (17) - Arlington, USA - FEB 27, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2021 Caramel, malty, and toast tastes. Medium head. Nice darker but clear color. Excellent beer! MaltOne (569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2020 Pours color of ice tea; pale amber head. Slight sweet aroma, biscuit, spice. Taste starts slightly sweet, adds a dry finish. Lightly toasted flavor. Medium body for a lager. Overall, really nice balance of sweet and dry, some heft, but not too heavy, flavorful and refreshing. More character than a 'lawnmower lager' but just as easy to drink. Cristobal37 (2204) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 17, 2020
UPDATED: APR 17, 2020 Pours amber ruby with a finger of head. Malty toasty sweet bread aroma. Chewy malty, toast, dry nuts. Dry bitterness, creamy mouthfeel. Big malty beer, flavorful nutty and a spicy bitterness. Filling and tasty. Buzzinbeas83 (74) - Paramount, California, USA - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Came with a nice, shallow head. Flavor followed the same profile. Light with hops, medium body and crisp finish. unclefrito62 (1444) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2019 12 ounce bottle at the house. Smells sweet and malted. Caramel in color. Taste sweet and caramel. Smooth and easy to drink. Malt aftertaste. Just a nice beer. Cheers!
GregMooreNH (5067) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2019 Pours clear mahogany with a two finger, light beige head. Aroma is caramel and noble hops. Taste is caramel, moving to tangy hops and light roast. Finish is caramel, and tangy roast. A good amber. MNAle (575) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2019 1/2 inch off-white, tan/cream colored head, thick appearing, that hangs around, leaving sheets of attractive lacing behind as it slowly recedes. Deep amber color, clear, with a good level of carbonation. The look is quite attractive.
Aroma is rich: toasted malts, caramel, toffee.
Taste is, again, toasted bready malts, caramel, toffee, with a good bitter bite from the hops. There is a fruit component to the flavor, perhaps apple. The taste is delicious and multifaceted. The toffee and apple lingers on the tongue, and the hops provide the right amount of balance. Rich and malty, with a good offset from the hops. Very enjoyable.
Body is on the thin side of medium.
Finish is dry with some bitterness (but not a lot) lingering into the aftertaste. This is a great Vienna lager. eRock_2013 (656) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2019 Took advantage of a recent trip up north to snag a mix pack from Great Lakes Brewing, which is quite possibly my favorite Northeast regional brewery. From the bottle, this well-executed and cleverly named pre-prohibition style amber lager pours a flawless cherry-red amber color with a thick foamy white head, perfect appearance for the style. The nose on the other hand is a pleasant but indistinguishable caramel maltiness with hints of cherry and red fruit, no noticeable hops in the aroma. The taste does bring out a firm noble hop bitterness that undergirds a rich caramel malt profile that melds into a nice earthy bitterness in the finish. Interestingly enough I had this both with and without food, and found that this didn't stand up to the flavor of my accompanying entrees; I would recommend drinking this brew by itself or with something simple like pretzels to fully enjoy the subtle flavors of the malt and hops. Overall another superior brew from Great Lakes! NobleSensei43 (0) - - JUN 16, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2019 Love this beer. Seems like it is almost impossible to find a lager that is not an IPA anymore. This is the best I have found. It is my favorite lighter beer as I normally drinks stouts and porters. retinadoc (339) - - FEB 5, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2019 Bottle. Beautiful red/dark amber color. Malty aroma and flavor. Very smooth and well finished with no off-flavors. Definitely sweet. Clean finish. One of the best malt lagers I've tasted. A stark contrast to the currently vogue high-ABV uber-hoppy IPAs.