Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
Bright orange-amber. Very toasty aroma, some crackers and caramel. Fresh, toasty, with lots of fruity, spicy notes. Somewhat caramelly. I’m surprised, this is good. rjplumer (1183) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2015
(12 oz.can) Mild caramel malt aroma. Hazy amber and gold body with a healthy head to start. Mild caramel malt taste with only mild bitterness. Clean and bodied finish. Well balanced and enjoyable. thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Fluffy white micro head with excellent retention. Caramel malt aromas. Soft and well balanced with caramel upfront and a slight hop finish. ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nose lightly dusty with a sprinkling of sweet earth, Munich with the muted earthy-spiciness of English hops. Pours a beautiful dark copper-amber with a rocky beige head. Spicy English hops [aha! It must be the Nugget] and crystal malt with a little sweet darkness of Munich and some nice rolling malt depth, lightly woody; bitterness is very light and more nutty-earthy than bitter, also overwhelmed by the sticky sweetness. Light fruity edge-rounders and a pleasant buttery undercurrent. Love the toasty character here. Medium-fullish body, aftertaste dries a bit. This is my vision of a traditionalist Englishman brewing an Alt for his Rhenish guests with what was at hand; it has a wonderful balance between malt and hops and would do very well in multiple seasons, best late at night. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a clouded amber gold with an absolutely obscene amount of head. I mean...hello...might we be over-carbonated here? Sheesh! Nose is slightly citrus and a bit of dough. Flavor is crisp and refreshing. It kind of reminds me of Belgian yeast. What’s up with that? I love the Belgian styles...and this is reminiscent of that for me. After time I get a slightly sweet, seemingly yeast infused brew. I just get a lot of strong yeasty characters from this one. Perhaps it is a bad bottle? Well. The carbonation is pretty big on the tongue and the liquid feel is what you would expect. Overall a good drinker. But for some reason I think the bottle might not be exactly right...but thankfully it hasn’t altered the taste at all. It’s just over-carbonated is all. I still think it is a good brew and worthy of trying.
Leighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. A very solid lager. Pours a glowing orange-brown with a decent white head. Big, malty nose with some fruity hints to it. Flavor is rich and smooth, heavy on the sweet malts with fruit notes and caramel. Medium in body with mild carbonation. Some pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Frothmeister (829) - 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. Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of toasted biscuit. Taste is malty, slightly nutty, slight earthy. Good example of the style. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle 355 ml keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Appearance: Very fine hue on amber color, medium white top.2+
Nose: caramel malt, crystal feel .Light but sizeable hop profile. Deeper malt feel behind. Rich lager nose.7-
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Very solid malt base. Juicy, rich with clean lighter edges. Balanced and very clean. Felt wholesome, well thought solid brew.
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.