bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2008
From bottle. Pours golden with a good sized head. Lots of carbonation makes for a good mouth feel. Aroma is mostly aweet buscuit like malt with a hint of roast. Flavor is less than I ahd expected and was kind of bland. Not bad by any means, but really nothing special. dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
12 oz bottle purchased at EZ Liquors. Pours a really great looking rusty orange, slightly thin, with an average size frothy whtie head. Malt forward aroma, dry toast, caramel. Flavor is very similiar and not overly complex, just basic malts with a slightly bitter finish. Nothing was wrong with this beer by any means but for some reason it just wasn’t doing it for me. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle, best by 10/08. Aroma is indeed quite toasty, crackery, but also has a sweet caramel aspect. Flavor goes along with these ever interchanging malty notes, simple yet subtly complex (too much so for my still developing palate to nail down). Just a hint of spicy bitterness in the finish. Sweet and malty without ever being too sweet, and even more surprisingly, without ever taking on too much of a heavy body for a beer designed for refreshment. Stellar. LilBeerDoctor (3903) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle, best by 10/2008. Pours a dark orange with a small light tan head. Wow, quite toasty! Smells like an altbier. Also I get some cinnamon. Flavor of nice toasted and sweet malt. Well it lives up to its name! Smooth light palate. Wow, this beer is so underrated!! DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Since our move, I’m using plastic cups until our kitchen ware can be unpacked. So this didn’t have much chance to kick up a head, but I can see a nice, warm Vienna color and some big bubbles, suggesting a forced carbonation (but that can make the beer work sometimes). Yes, a toasted malt smell; I get an English impression before anything else. Taste is just dandy. Toasted indeed (and using the same method as the old Stroh’s, but to a far better result). Complex malt profile with some spiciness, a bit of a yeast bite. Those big bubbles help deliver more of the flavor around the tongue. If I were out on Lawngylan,’ I’d be pleased to have this as my regular beer.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Surprisingly flavorful for a lager. Good malt backbone, clean and crisp finish, and there were hops in there too. Good lager. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2008
After it was dumped into a lager glass it foamed right up leaving a massive head and a cloudy amber color. The nose is very bland with some hints of toasted malt and a slight hop bitterness. The flavor is very light and has a lot of carbonation. You can really taste the light malts used as well as the toasted grains. Overall it is a refreshing beer and can be drank at any time. n49921 (108) - USA - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden, with a little hops aroma. Crisp taste with some hops. Not bad. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2008
golden color, really couldn’t get into this beer, maybe had to many before hand. some head but is gone in a flash very watery, kinda sweet not my thing. Maybe just the night try again another time A340Spotter (5) - Humble, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008 does not count
Bottle poured into a pint. Nice amber-orange color with a thin head. While not a smoky flavor taste as the name may imply, goes down very smooth with no aftertaste. Alledgedly had this on draft as well in eastern L.I. restaurant but sneaky suspicion that it was actually Bass. Was worth the 6-pack during vacation, however.