robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Orange/Red Coloring. White Ring. Grainy Aroma...Dry and Hoppy Taste...Overall Not Too Bad... Seems Fairly NOT Outstanding to me, Given the Rates on it... Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Still and silent burnt copper beer with a thin head. The aroma is grape-like and fruity. Flavor is bitterand edgy, almost appley? Got a different character. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 Clear amber body with a slight reddish hue. Off-white frothy head that dissipates. Pretty nice and slightly cherry-like malty aroma. Sweet and semi-interesting taste with slight bitterness and a winey hint. It isn’t cloying, but it does seem like the sweetness is covering something up. Its still pretty good though. thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Pours a nice clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is toasty malt and a nice bready scent. Flavor is very hoppy for a lager. Alomg with the hops is the big malty flavor you get in the nose. Very drinkable and smooth. antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Bottle. Deep amber with a creamy, quickly diminishing head. Subdued, very fine bubbled carboation. Aroma has a backbone of caramel malts, but has lots else to offer, including cider apples and spices with a little grassiness. Whatever strain of lager yeast they use, it has lots more flavors going on than a normal pilsner strain. Flavors remind me of fall, with a caramel appleness(actually a slighty scorched toffee apple) and enough hop character to balance it out, something not always found in malt forward lagers. Dry, give me more to drink finish. Mucho complexities. While I don’t drink a lot of lagers, this is one of the best, if not the best, I’ve ever had. An ale lovers lager. While I am a big fan of Schell’s and their unique flavor, they don’t make a beer that touches this in flavor quality.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
12oz bottle BBD 12/01/04 Fiery copper color. Tannish slight head. Toasty malt aroma with some background hops, but I think the yeast shows up more than the hops in the nose. Light bodied. Malty beer. Hops make a nice impression. Lingering malt and hops seem more ale-like than crisp lager-like to me. But that’s fine w/ me. Big carmel note in the finish. Yum, But why do I get some slight alcohol in the end? mockerboy (52) - Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Small off white head that dissipates evenly leaving behind some spotty lacing. Clear amber colored brew. Malty nose though a bit of hop spiceyness is evident. Medium body, lightly creamy. Bready and sweet malts, faint roast notes with a light toastiness. Very drinkable lager, probaby the beast lager I’ve had in a long while. To bad you can’t get this stuff all the time. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottle... Crystal clear, deep amber lager with a small, creamy, white head. Light cirrus lacing. The aroma is of toffee and overripe apple. Well-balanced flavor is crisp and lightly bitter with notes of apple, toffee and butterscotch. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, lightly bitter finish. sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Small white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind some spotty lacing. Clear amber colored brew. Malt dominated nose though a bit of hop spiceyness is evident. Medium body, lightly creamy. Bready and sweet malts, faint roast notes with a light toastiness. Mild hops in the background. Finish is medium dry with a lingering maltiness on the palate. Thanks Eric! BeerBrown (1) - USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
Very, very good Seasonal Beer from this growing Brewery.
Copper to Amber color with a distinct flavor to it.
Recommended for Grilling Brats out on a cool Fall day and enjoying on the backyard deck with Friends.
Worth the purchase on this one.