auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at Yesterday’s Ale House - Newport, RI. Aroma gave a surprisingly strong fruity whiff. Otherwise quiet. Pale amber pour. Flavors are confused. Tight, crisp lagering and then instense fruitiness. I guess I could see this as coming with malts associated with the Vienna style, but they seem above average. Malt body and structure were cogent, but the flavors never jived for me. Otherwise, drinkable. cheap (6255) - CHINA - JAN 27, 2011
Nice foamy pour but controlable. Rocky head. Don’t see many lagers with gunk on the bottom of the bottle. Smell is a little lemony at times. Really sharp and rude for a lager, has many ale attributes. It quite bitter bordering on IPA territory if thats possible. Maybe they mixed up the label on this one, heheh. Nasty heavy vanilla er sumthin going on here. I didn’t see the percentile but I bet it rates quite high here. Now I see it has a 50% for overall and a 93% for style, figures. Yes quite big in personality. It says 5% but let me tell you it feels more like 7%. Impressed. Didn’t expect this from a lager, wew. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium amber with a very small off white fizzy head that was fully diminishing and had no lacing to speak of. The aroma was very light of roasted bread malts, a flowery hop and a leathery yeast with hints of caramel and dried fruit. It tasted sweetly bitter and a little acidic from start to finish with the end having a mild notes of caramel and a slight hint of some fruitiness. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and oily in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a nice tasting and refreshing brew. AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Very good for a lager. Pours a hazy amber with a decent white head. Left lacing. Big, malty nose with some fruity hints to it. Flavor is rich and smooth, heavy on the sweet malts with a touch of caramel. Medium in body with mild carbonation. Some pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. I would buy again if I’m looking for something light and smooth, well made brew joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Thinnish head with floating yeast on top. Aroma is very sweet and malty. Flavor is malty and also sweet, palate is very sticky and has a lingering roasted malt character.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Eh, i didnt think that this beer had anything special too it and really didnt taste like a lager, more like an american amber. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Orange-amber with modest, creamy, beige head / Nose of sour malt / Light to medium body, sour and malty, soft carbonation and a little watery, with fair finish / Simple flavors of sour malt, cooked fruit, and caramel / Below average, for a lager. Ratman197 (15758) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of graininess, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smoth carmel finish. Frothmeister (847) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, light reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of burnt sugar, malt, faint yeast. Surprisingly flavourful for a lager. Tastes similar to Fuller’s ESB. Sponge toffee, treacle, dried fruits with some bitterness. A pleasant surprise! Honestly, if tasting blindly, I would never guess this was a lager. r464 (2392) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Orangey color. Aroma of malts with hits of hops. Not all that bad for a lager. A step above the macro brews, but still rather tepid. A safe session beer or one to have for a crowd.