mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Slighty dry finish to this, great brew though. Easily a session beer. Great taste of hops and malt mixed together nicely. Off to get more! hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle, from a bodega blocks from the brewery (the Bklyn one, where this is NOT made). A clear orange-amber beer with a modest white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, with some flowery hops notes. The taste is surprisingly hoppy for a lager, atop a solid malt backbone. Finish is crisp dry hop bitterness. I could drink this all night, in fact I just might. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Pours darkish golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel with some fruitiness. Nice palate, finishes a bit dry. Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Honestly, I had been avoiding this beer for a little while. Usually the flagship beers for any individual brewery seem dull and boring. I really expected a lot less from this. Fist I was highly impressed with the head formation and glass lacing. It has head similar to some Belgians I have had. The taste was heavy on the amber malts and caramel with a bit of bitterness to balance out, even if was a bit over bitter for the style. The only thing that really spoiled it for me was the aroma. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
I had never tried this, and was pretty happy to see the six pack cans. Medium towards light amber, very nice head. Aroma very citrusy with some malt in the back. Nice malt flavor, sort of has that "built up" malt flavor you find in some Czech lagers that supposedly comes from the decoction mashing. No clue if they do decoction mashing for this or not, but who cares, they got a nice flavor! The finish is citric hops, out front and bitter. Very pleasant, much more ale-like in some ways than I expected. Good stuff.
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 20, 2008
Rich amber color, decent head. Beautiful boquet of several fruits and flowers. Generous amount of hops nad malt for a lager. Complex and balanced. Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2008
The best part of this beer was the billowing head. Very pronounced maltiness and more hop bitterness than was expecting. There were some butterscotch flavors that I didn’t like. eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2008
nice fresh bottle for the first time, after only having had stale bottles a couple of times years ago. smells like a cask bitter - sulfur and flowers with crystal malt. pleasant biscuitty malt, quite long on palate, with salty, substantial flowery bitterness. some fruitiness in aftertaste. tastes much more like an ale than a lager, but a good ale. quality session beer. i could drink a lot of this stuff. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Dark amber with tiny head. Aroma is light malty with fruity notes. Flavor has fruit and caramel notes with a mild hoppy end. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pours darkish golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of caramel with some fruitiness. Nice palate, finishes a bit dry.