jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2004
After having the dunkel and not liking it, I didn’t have high hopes. However, this was a nicely made lager done to style. I don’t expect it to be complex, which it is not, but it has a nice malt/ hop balance with aroma of a fresh baked pretzel. I wish the finish had been a little more crisp, but overall a good lager. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Light orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is grassy and grainy. A medium bodied helles. Malts are grassy and grainy. Hops are mild and citrusy. Touches of fruit and citrus. Perhaps a touch thin tasting. Light and refreshing. Clean and crisp. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Taken as a Lager this beer is pretty good. As a Helles it is just average. Pours a clear golden color with lots of small bubbles. Thin white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is fruity with some malt. Light-bodied with a clean palate. Flavors of fruit, malt and a touch of hops and yeast. The finish is kind of thin and lightly bitter. Overall this beer is blown away by the likes of GLBC but it’s ok. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is almost nonexistant. A slight malt aroma barely sneaks thru. Pours a very pale yellow with a small head that’s gone quickly. It’s slightly hazy too. Not much initial flavor followed by a nice balance of malts and hops in the finish. This beer is a little boring. Very watery beer with an okay finish. Rather boring. Darkover (1542) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pale yellow with a white head. Bready malt aroma. Very sweet with bready flavor. Dry finish.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Clear golden color with a small white head that doesn't last very long, no lacing. Bready, grainy and flowery aromas, starts sweet and bready with nice balanced hop bitterness, light bodied, somewhat of a thin and watery mouthfeel, finishes clean and crisp, another good one from this brewery. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Smells very strong of apple. Bit of crisp hops; mainly apples though. Looks unimpressive. Very clear, light apple juice color, moderate head that disappears quickly. Starts out very appley. Yes, I feel this beer is overdone with apples. That fluffy/doughy yeast strain is all you really taste, I guess there is a touch of peppery hops, maybe tettnang or chinook or something, not much whatever it is. Malt is hardly evident, maybe a touch of honey-like taste. Extremely light bodied, finishes with a sourish yeasty flavor. I've had worse. Carbonation is medium. Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2003
This brew was yellow/gold in color with a minimal head and a ring lacing that lasted a couple of swigs anyway. Mild malty and yeasty dough aroma, sweet. Light to medium bodied, with some soft dinner roll and honey flavors, and a "kiss of the hops" as they say. Just perfectly balanced, fresh and subtle with a smooth and dryish finish. krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
golden as backlit autumn aspens, head was a pure blinding white like the tablecloth in a fine french restaurant-- but alas, just as thin as that tablecloth. crisp shredded lettuce aroma, bagel chips, with the vaguest hint of ginger. not altogether attractive, i decided after lengthy sniffing-- really too close to a macro lager for me to judge comfortably. snappy and quenching on the tongue, with filtered honey-bread flavor asride an equally subtle virtual-mirage of hop counterpoint. not up to a good czech or german lager, but, as my attention waned and i began scarfing potato chips, i enjoyed how the beer washed them down. who 'atwater' might be is not revealed on the label, but if he brewed this up expecting a huge flavorful beer, we can certainly understand his subsequent 'hell'. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Big head and almost clear yellow colour to it. Malty and grainy or bready. Not bad but didnt quite do anything spectacular for me.