proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fine pale lager. Back in the mid-90s, the Atwater Block Brewery in Detroit, brewed this beer. Today, the brewery is called "Stoney Creek" and it is good to see this one being brewed again. Pours out to a beautiful gold color in the glass with a generous head. Aroma is that of biscuits and a faint yeast. The taste is very, very good. You can taste and sense the wonderful hop balance in this beer. It is crisp and refreshing and surprisingly lower priced ($5.99/6-Pack) than most micros. This is a fine rendition of a German-style lager.
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured a hazey dark wheat with no head just a small white ring. aroma some malts, honey and light orange and some other sweet fruits. flavor tangeraine with a splash of orange on it than some orange zest qwith a little lemon zing at the finish. I think this is the best pale lager I have had. good lawn mowing beer since I just finished mowing the lawn.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells like green apples, nice color, great head--looks and acts like a beer should; a tad watered down and over carbonated.
jsquire (4359) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer with big white head poured out of a bottle. Very clean drinking beer; almost dry. Full mouthfeel with an almost ale fruitiness to it. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy golden pour with a strong light copper tint. Thick foamy head that settles to a steady 1/2", nice traces of lacing, and a full bodied carbonation. Lightly grassy aroma with a thick fruity scent, sort of like apples and blueberries. I really like the nose on this, sometimes it’s hard to find a lager with an abundant and pleasing aroma. Nice thick body for the style, very creamy with a good bitter finish. Great on the palate except I would discover a random soapiness once in a while throughout the beer. Flavor has a thick pale malt content, nice and grassy. Bitter and fruity hops, this is a well balanced Helles. This is more aggressive than I was expecting, and this is a good thing. Nice lager by this brewer.
Onslow (1466) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 bumping up my rating on this - I’ve quaffed down quite a few since doing the original rating and the metallic taste issues I noted have not been present for a while. This is a really nice lager and has become a mainstay for me.
Pour from a 12 oz can.Clear deep yellow brew with generous head. Head settles from the middle of the glass and leaves generous lacing as the glass is drained. Aroma of light sweet malt with some grass, slight lactic and metallic overtones. Taste is sweet malt up front, some sour and bitter towards the middle of the swallow, sour hops finish with nice malty notes. Average palate. Very enjoyable lager
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and bready with hints of lime and fruits - great malt flavors. Hops are dry and dirty along the sides of the tongue. This is good stuff.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Speckled pale golden. Large round retentive bubbles. Strawlike aroma of honeyed pale malts, apple skins, white grape and zesty german hop undertones. Round, fizzy mouthfeel. Lightly acidic and dry. Flavors of flowers, phenols, and mustiness, countered by a healthy malt doseage. Finishes sweet, with lots of straw-like malts and lively snappy hops. It's well-balanced, but could benefit from a fuller body and crisper feel.