lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Aroma is hoppy and floral. Color is a nice copper. Flavor follows up on the hop aroma and is balanced by a maltiness. A fine lager except I’m not sure what category this belongs in. awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Had this in ’06 on tap in times square for the first time and loved it. Trying in now two and a half years later from a bottle and it’s mediocre. It’s amazing what time spent in the upper eschelon of craft beer can do to your old ’favorites’. In this beer’s defence, I think it was a great ’gateway beer’ to explore what else is out there. If you’re just getting into ’craft’ and don’t have a taste for much yet, this is the beer for you. I thought it was wonderfully hopped for a lager, and I credit this beer with opening my tastes to the IPA style (which is now my preference). Give it a try and see where you go. taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
From bottle. Part of Dayton Beer Tasting July Event. Paired with Garlic Shrimp Skewers. Poured clear golden with a small off-white head. Floral and light yeasty notes on the nose Easy drinking with just a slight hint of sweetness. AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2008
Creamy non persistent head with a wonderful polished teak colour. A subtle yet persistent toasted chestnut flavour. I am astounded at how good this is. You see,living proof lager doesn’t have to taste like a urine sample, now does it guys! Linnet (1831) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2008
pours a big off white creamy head amber colour, looks very appetizing. Aroma is very floral and fruity with notes of malt and hops. It has a medium body with distinct biterness and a quality that i can’t clearly describe, but I love it! mouthfeel is rather sparkly, but it goes together perfectly with the flavour. If I had to choose a beer to drink for the rest of my life this would be it!
Spab (3838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours clear deep amber/gold with a small off white head. Nose of floral hops, malts and perhaps a hint of wheat. Taste of malts with some nice hoppiness coming on towards the somewhat bitter finish. Medium body. Overall pretty impressive. drywallman (362) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2008
This one had the predominantly malty biscuit aroma of a Vienna, and a slightly off-white head. The liquid pours with the dark copper color. The taste was extra sweet even for a Vienna, and was balanced nicely though with floral hops. A good session brew. Blizzer34 (25) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 i had this beer while visiting a friend in north jersey while i was already drunk. the palate was skunky, the flavor eeehhh, the appearance good, the aroma eeeh, and thats it... NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a copper/amber color with a light white head. Floral aroma and hints of citrus and caramel. Surprisingly more hoppy than I expected but nicely balanced b/w the malts and hops. Light bodied. Finishes bitter. Pretty good. IPAgain (8) - Fleming Island, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2008 does not count
Bottled to pilsner glass - red color, citrus & malt aroma with malt. Starts off slow, but has a good bitterness in end.