waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2007
bottle. copper pour with thin head. fragrant aroma of hops, lemon grass, grainy malts. rich and malty. nice hoppiness. sweet. great lager. robforbes (2242) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 old rating:
6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 ( 12/5/2007)
pours a clear deep copper with a small white head, and some lacing.
smell is of toasted nuts, grain, some grass, malt, a little citrus, and a little sweet caramel.
taste is of malt, popcorn, grain, some hops, dry grass, touch of citrus, and a touch of caramel, ends a somewhat dry and a little bitter. ABUSEDGOAT (2757) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Amber pour, small to moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is toast, caramel, butter, grass, lighter fruits. Medium to light body, moderate to low bitterness, low sweetness. Solid. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and bread. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, carmel and citrus with a crisp lingering bitter finish. nuplastikk (6255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2007
22oz bottle. A little more complex than I had assumed. Deep bronze amber color. Rich and malty, with the sweetness pleasantly balanced by the subtle dryness and complexity of the hops.
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Light caramel aroma with a hint of hop. Slightly hazy amber color with a decent white head. Near full body with creamy, brisk carbonation. Caramel flavor with some pretty decent hop - noble, citrus - floral? Seems a bunch. Definitely citrus. The finish is reasonably dry, and the bitter tends to build. This is 50% of the way to Boston Beer’s Imperial Lager. Very nice in the mouth. Best lager I’ve had today, this week, this month, ... It is really good - an ale drinker should be able to enjoy this. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle; poured a rich orange, amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and citrus. Very clean tasting and a pretty good example of the style. However, I was expecting just a bit more based on the rather high ratings. Very malty, with a slight hoppy ending (grassy). Malt was caramel and toasted. Possibly a good gateway beer for the standard lager drinker. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Pours amber w/ a decent head. Good head retention reducing to a full canopy and fluffy ring. Bright cheery citrus rind on the nose. Makes me want to smile real big like the clown on the lable. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Big and malty w/ a fast setting hop component to balance this beast. I can taste a bit of berry fruit in here but it’s so mild and Robo Hop is adimant about keeping his post fruit free. I detect a slight biscuit and herb essence also. The finish is bittered well. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, floral, some herbal, bread/cereal. Medium body, some chewiness. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Amber hued with a fading fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, caramel and grainy malt, a dusty yeast and a slight peppery ester. The taste has a nice kick of herbal bitterness over a layer of biscuity malts. There is a hop spice finish and a hint of metallic character. The mouth feel is crisp around the edges with a grainy aftertaste. Not bad, quaffable brew.