Westchesterco (2126) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is malt and the taste is a slight bitter taste of caramel with some malt notes
finishes bitter Iphonephan (7190) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and toast. Light bitter finish. beastiefan2k (4054) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12oz bottle to a 8oz glass. I am not sure what Bayern is able to do with their malts and lagering to make them so damn appealing to me. The delicate balance of toast, sweet, and well-lagering are really working over my taste buds. There is a bit of dustiness setting in that I think is a consequence of this not being super fresh but otherwise a sweet, not sugary, clean and earthy with faint hop end. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - FEB 23, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades almost instantly, leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel smell along with some other aromas of a fruity nature of apple, grape and pear. Along with these aromas comes some lighter smells of a doughy and bready nature as well as some hints of a light citrus and herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel taste with a little bit bready taste. Some fruit flavors of a cherry taste as well as a little bit of apple are there as well, with the cherry getting stronger and stronger in nature as the taste advances. Along with these fruity flavor increases comes some hop flavors of a light citrus and more grassy nature are there more toward the end, leaving one with a nice sweet but still rather crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the sweeter tastes of the brew the body is quite nice and makes for a very easy drinking and enjoyable feel.
Overall – A rather tasty red ale and one that is packed with a good sweet taste, but yet still very easy drinking.
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a smallish off white head on it. Nose is a little sweet with a bit of caramel in there and some lager smell in there. Feels light on the palate and has a bit of a sweetness with a hint of nuttiness in there. Ok.
Beerandhockey8 (419) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap, Old Chicago, Bozeman MT. Pour is a nice amber color, transparent with a thicker cream colored head. Nose is pretty light, mostly dominated by malt but also a hint of hops. Taste is light bodied, lots of sweetness with a touch of sour. Finishes very smooth. Nice simple St. Patty's Day beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle: A vigorous pour left a minimal white head atop a pale copper body. Light aroma is sweet, mostly caramel, but some fruit and toast also emerges. Caramel malt and candied fruit flavor, with very little grass or florals. Easy to drink with no single element taking center stage. Falls nicely into the amber lager style, imo. It’s been fun trying to track down this elusive St. Paddy’s day release for the past four years, but the chase was more exciting then the catch. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap. Clear amber with an off white top. Scent is sweet malts. Taste is caramel, dark bread and nuts. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Amber pour with a small sized off white head. Not much going on. Some caramel, some earth, and toast. Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Light brown in color with a weak but lingering white head that stays around the rim. there is a bit sour toasty cereal malts. Slightly malty. moderate carbonation. 6-BD-7.23.12. 2 Patrice. taste the malts like a burnt toast flavor