Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Very caramelly for being light on the mouth. Smooth, nicely carbonated. Creamy, lasting head. A little bit of smoke in the aroma. Burnt amber. Nice, toffeeish aftertaste. Thanks, David P.! hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Crystal clear, deep amber lager with a small, creamy, white head.
The nose has some light chocolate and butterscotch notes.
Well-balanced flavor, but light-bodied and thin. Silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Poured a dark golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Lemon, straw, vanilla spice aroma. Taste was dominated by vanilla malt and some alcohol that slightly coated the mouth. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2003
I got a lot of flavor out of this. It had a nice big bocky quality, with light berry notes coming in from all over the place. Nuanced and nicely balanced. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Amber color with a large white head. Malty but needs something to balance the flavor. Weak finish. Overall good but not the best beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, berry fruity, light toffee. Taste is pretty sweet, berry fruity, some caramel, light toffee and earthy. Medium palate. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Clear sparkling amber with a nice creamy head. Big assertive lager malt aroma. The flavor is sweet and malty up front then a nice bit of grassy hops. Nicely balanced. Medium dry body. jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2003
I have had a couple of different experiences with this beer. Out of the tap it had a great spice flavor. It had a great balance of malt and hops and was moderately sweet. The finish was smooth. However, I recently had one out of the bottle and was disappointed with the aftertaste. It had a little bit of a cough syrupy aftertaste. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2003
An excellent, fairly mild spice flavor, much less imposing than the other winter beers I've had, and probably my favorite of the bunch. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Pleasantly sweet aroma with a hint of warm spice. Leafy, spicy hops without the sweet malt onslaught that I was expecting from a "winter" lager. A simple enough brew, but I really enjoyed this one.