BBB63 (6567) - 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. brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
this is one of the better lagers i’ve ever had. it smells great and has more flavor than just about any other lager i’ve had.
on tap at City Beer San Francisco Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Very drinkable. Nice amber pour. Nice grassy hop aroma with hops and sweet malt on the tongue. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Psycho bottle reveals a standard, but drinkable brew. For a lager, it did have a bit of a bite.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Very nice looking color as it sits a beautiful light shade of bronzed gold with a slight chill haze to its body. Small lavish capping of foam sits briefly before sliding to a beefy skimming and lots of tiny speckled lacing spewn across the glass.
Aroma is dulled pale malt, muddled sweetness of potato and bread dough. Partial low tones of grassy toasted hops and a flinting of spice to its pale nature.
Flavors are simple, natural, and wholesome; kinda crisp and toasty in the front, bit of sweet in the middle, quite low ended and even going as it makes a subtle turn into the finish with a touch of grassy Saaz-like hop spice. A late kick of stale pretzeled dough remains as if fades off quickly.
Body is light/medium, crisp, yet dullish in tone for flavors and subtle snappy carbonation that gives a smooth ring to the palate as its easily smackable and a tiny bit more tasty then you realize.
Its no knock out of the park, but it has a well-crafted nature that suits it well and is comfortable for drinking.
Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Pours clear, brown, witha moderate head. Aroma is hoppy with a solid malty backing. Full mouth feel with a lightly fruity quality. Strong hop quality, but really balanced with the malts. drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Very nice, rich lager. Bit of hops to it. Nice deep taste, unlike other lagers which feel too light. Well done. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle: Orange hued caramel, ever so slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Musty basement like malt aroma, smidgen of hops, even minor grainess.   Moderate malt base, not as much as I would have thought.   A bit more hop presense than expected.   Clean, with a little cardboardish malt on the finish.   Doesn’t detract tho.   Hint of sweetness throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to have a bit more thickness.   That would seal the deal for me.   Otherwise more enjoyable than expected.   So far one of the better Shmaltz beers I have had.   Not up to par with Eliot Ness, but still enjoyable.   Would be perfect if it were a little thicker, and slightly sweeter. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Cereal grains in the flavor, some caramel, and toast flavors (very subtle). With a good hop flavor that provides a good crisp bite. Nice lager. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grass, and florals. Flavor of caramel, mild grassy hops, nuts, and toasted malt.