goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
Pours copper color with thin khaki head that vanishes. Malts dominate with a hint of lemon and roastiness. Finishes with a slight hop bite. Very well balance of flavors. A little weak on carbonation and a bit watery but overall a very drinkable spring lager. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Pours dark ruby amber with a thin whispy white head. Sweet aroma of rich caramel malt. Rich sweet caramel malt, some barley flavor, sweet raisins, faint touch of hops, a little bit dark. Might be a little bit oxidized... Medium body, some crisp carbonation and a little bit sticky. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a slight red hue, small head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is roasty and some breadiness, with a nice sweetness. Nice hop balance. Overall, it taste like a light German lager. Decent. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours dark red-amber with a minor head and lacing. Aroma is deep and resinous. For a red ale this is well done. Hops are subdued and it’s well balanced. This is what Killians Red wished it was. Another fine craft beer from Montana. Haven’t had a bad one yet. Either it’s the water or they have few distractions! truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2008
12oz. bottle. Muted bronze appearance, with a good head on the pour, which then dissolves rapidly to a light ring. It has a plum/currant/fruit sweet aroma, with just a hint of breadiness. The taste follows the nose pretty straight. Not much hoppiness in this brew, which perhaps makes the malty sweetness a little too prominent. There’s an astringent effect on the tongue that I find intriguing. Not a typical red.
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Aroma is very faint with just a hint of malt to it. Color is amber with a slight haze, good carbonation and a very thin head. Taste is light and German. Starting with a light body it goes down smooth with a clean feel. Finish is a mild sweet malt flavor with an easy hop taste and very mellow bitterness. After taste is a very German beer like taste, so much so that if I didn’t know this was brewed in Montana I would have thought it was imported. I am not a big fan of German style brews so I don’t really like this but its not a bad beer. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle during the ABA’s Annual Meeting beer swap. Pours a burnt reddish amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a nice white ring and film. Just some spotty lacing. Aroma of light roasted caramel malt, some peppery spice, some dark bread dough, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, semi sweet, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt and some apple bread character. Finish is semi-sweet with a bready aftertaste that sticks around. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red with thin white head.. Sweetish malty aroma. Malt sweetish taste Thin but pleasing finish. This is good, but not oustanding loren01 (4) - USA - JUL 1, 2007 does not count
Pours copper color, good head, no lace. Smell is sweet/caramelly. Nice malty smell. Taste is slightly malty up front with peppery/bitter bite at the end. Also finishes with a good bit of dryness and ETOH. Pretty good beer, reminds me a lot of their amber. bhensonb (15755) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Malty aroma. No detectable hop. Nice coppery color with a beige head that’s substantial. A bit thin bodied. Starts with malt medium sweet, develops a bit more body, finishes not very dry. Hard to pick up any bitter. Decent drink, if you are not looking for hop.