Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2003
This red had a creamy head, with a nice caramel scent and flavor. Not too complex, but a good solid beer. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Very full flavor, very malty. Dark amber hue. Rich burnt caramel flavor and aroma, just a hint of bitter. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Toasted light ruby color with a small cream head. Good malty aroma and flavor backbone. Well-balanced with a touch of German hops. Good malt and good beer. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Very red, little tiny head. A bit of a caramel nose (imagine that!?) but a good deal more floral & bitter than any of rowland's others. Definite hop presence. Hints of vanilla followed by subdued floral notes & a nice bitter finish. Good balance of course. muzzlehatch (4976) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2002
It's an ale, so I'm not surprised that its a little heavier and fuller than most of the Calumet lagers; but it's missing the characteristic strong malty sweetness and light tanginess that I like in most of the Rowlands' other beers. Stick to lagers, Bob!
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2001
Try it................................................ The Friar99 (223) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2001
Once again Rowland's brews another quality beer. Very malty a little on the bitter side, but I still like it.