harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
A really smooth easy to drink lager. Pours yellow and fizzy, with an aroma of wet grass and fruits. Sweet hop bite in the flavor, backed up by some biscuity doughy malt flavors in the finish. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2004
Sample glass, RateBeer Southeastern Gathering. Nice fresh lager aroma. Very fresh and clean taste. Medium, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: freshness makes a world of difference with lagers. Shag (2987) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
This was a nice change of pace at the Atlanta gathering after many samples of BIG beers. A lager very similar to a European pilsner. Golden appearance with a nice head. Flavor was slightly bitter. Very clean and refreshing. This would make an excellent session lager when you are in the mood for something lighter. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2004
This hazy golden-bodied lager is topped by a thin off-white head. Following the somewhat grassy, fruity aroma is an interesting flavor of various fruits (melon, molded peaches) and grassy hops that leave a lingering bitterness on the palate that somewhat detracts from the sweet, fruity malt characterics and perfumey nature of the otherwise light body. Rather unique, a toned-down hop profile would benefit this lager. Thanks Mike (BBB63) for the bottle! krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2003
vibrant golden french fry color, not much head, but far from dead. aroma of cantaloupe or pumpkin guts, dirty kitchen towel, and a little medicinal. not attractive at all. watery body with soft carbonation lets the composting fruits and strange bitterness seem like punishment-- even on a thirsty tongue. like sugar water on dried grass. it may be 'off'-- or maybe I'M off --off my rocker. i opened a saranac pale just to be sure i wasn't imagining the whole thing. i wasn't. the back road is simply dank and plain.
hotstuff (5142) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2003
At the brewery on tap. It had a small sized off-white head with fine-large sized bubbles. The body was uncarbonated, cloudy and the hue was yellow. The nose was malty and it had a hoppy flavor to it. The palate was smooth and it was light-medium bodied. thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003
On tap at the brewery. This brew poured a small head of long lasting fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a transparent yellow colored body with no carbonation. It had a mild malt lager type aroma with a smooth mild mouthfeel that had no bite in the finish. The flavor was mellow with notes of mild hops. It does go down very well and is still a quite nice beer. A special thanks goes out to their brewmaster for his hospitality and a fine tour of the facility. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 Wow I get to be the 10th rater of this beer that Bigbadbear63 sent me from Indiana, Thanks Buddy! TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2003
This Millennium Lager poured a large but short-lived head atop a golden copper body. The aroma is Very fresh and crisp, What is that implausible smell???? Maybe itís honeysuckles and freshly baked honey cinnamon bread? Iím at a loss for words with this Lager? The flavor has a big but light malty presence, not nutty but more like peaches and apples. Itís a bit toasty and herbal but Peach juice notes for certain, apple cinnamon applesauce, yes thatís it! I detect a nibble of the hops in the crisp finish; itís delicious.
I find this brew pretty complex for a Lager.
Mike, great choice, I like this one very much.
Dim golden peach. Microscopic ring of tight bubbles. Ale-like estery aroma coupled with hopsack, peach skin, and mineral-like aspects. Traces of jellied malt, tea leaf, perfume, spruce, cracker, and assorted tropical fruits. Round mouthfeel. Still, large bubble carbonation. Starts unusually hoppy and spicy, with round notes of star anise, almond extract, and evergreen. The hops are met by a resilient malt backbone and a flock of esters, which keep the bitterness at bay. The hops are borderline numbing. Biscuity malts are here, but are continually pounced by the coarse hop textures and fruity esters. Itís got a satisfactory aroma, but hardly lagerish. The interplay, albeit extremely subdued, of what seems to be pale and munich malts, was nice. Itís probably past its prime, but itís undated. Itís not the least bit elegant, but whatever it's supposed to be, itís respectable. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 31, 2003
Had a nice chilled bottle of this at Aofoxxy's little gathering last night. Pours a clear light golden. The thin white fizzy head is mostly diminishing with no lacing. The nose is grapefruit and cereal, flowers and perfume - exceptional for a lager. The brew has excellent balance and depth for the style - almost dortmunder speed, one of the boldest lagers I've sampled to date. The light and creamy body is soft and finishes crisp. Once the brewers figure out how to present a head this will really be something. A nice offering, thanks BBB.