danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Served from a 12oz bottle from Flying Noodle beer of the month club. The appearance is a pale copper with a chill haze. The nose is fresh barley and pale malts. The flavors follow suite. The barley has a nice rawness to it. Nice toasty almost caramel flavors that develop into a hard candy with some butterscotch tones. Well done lager. arone12 (937) - Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Amber color. Very malty taste. Some slight bitterness. Bit of caramel in the taste. Yum beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
pale lagers are not my thing, but this was better than most. noticeble difference in this to macros, more emphasis on the bready malts, just enough hops to balance it out in the end. not bad. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
bottle: this is what a premium lager should be like, IMO. IMpressive looking pour, clear dark red with a pillowy white head. Nose is cracked grain and creamed corn. Sweet toffee and thick malts with hint of skunk on the finish, a touch of bitterness and burnt sugar LinusStick (3537) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
I haven’t called a premium lager impressive yet, but this one truly is. Nice malty aroma with that tell-tale lager smell in the back. Pour was a beautiful clear amber with a one finger off white head. Flavor was big and full (especially for such a low ABV beer). Toasted malt filled the mouth with a slight biscuit and caramel flavor. Just a slight hoppiness in the aftertaste. Not bitter, just balancing. Nice beer!
BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Poured amber with nice off-white head. Mostly malt nose, hint of pine. Caramel malt sweetness, hop flavor light and light on bitterness, too. Slightly muddy finish. Had with dinner at Roy Moore Fish Shack Jabic (745) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Ar: Firm toasty maltiness, some red apple and caramel.
Ap: Amber, slightly hazy, small white head with poor retention.
T: Toasty malt, some light caramel and biscuit - dry with medium bitterness, steely and tea-like, and light cracker notes on the finish.
P: Medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation - crisp.
O: Nice beer with a pretty substantial malt profile - certainly a session beer - not quite as intensely malty as a Vienna or Marzen, but same sorts of flavors. keepersj12 (3143) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
This was the best lager I’ve had in quite some time. Just a very nicely balanced thirst quenching beer. I would say it is a throwback to the old days when men were men and women were glad about it. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 21MR11.hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
App.: Clear deep amber with a large off-white foam.
Aroma: Toasted biscuit, earthy, slightly nutty malts, some bright notes with a touch of metallic tang, caramel, bread crust, a touch of green, resinous hops.
Palate: Medium body, elegant effervescence.
Flav.: Caramel, much fruitier than the nose, nice,berries, tree fruits, a little raisin, very malt-forward, nice (again); dry with restrained bitterness and a clean, malty finish.
a draft pour at the Cape Ann Alehouse. Light clear yellow. Nose of light malts and good fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malts and light hops. Good bitter finish. Excellent for the style.