jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is spice, nutty, medium malt-toast. Taste is spice hops, nutty, medium malt-toast/roasty. Slight drying at finish. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
At the brewery with brendan and pj. Malty ale, sweet and soft caramel flavor. Nice marketable session beer. Maverick34 (3393) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a light caramel copper. White lacy thin head. Not much aroma. Malty taste with some hops watery. luttonm (6983) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Draft in williamsburg. Great bourbon orange body with gray head. Hoppy-honey body. smoky lager, oak body. interesting HighlanderOne (1396) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Poured from growler purchased at brewery. Very heady aroma of I’m not sure what. Pours a big tan head that calms down after a while. Opaque mahogany. Caramel, nut, hops, wood, ginger, veggie in flavor. Slightly off aftertaste, but very drinkable. Pretty good.
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap... somewhere. Poured into a pint glass. Dark clear color, like a nut brown ale but lighter. Nice molasses smell. No head at all and no lacing. Clean, dry mouthfeel with rather little body, but that’s not bad at all; makes it easy to drink. Tastes smokey with molasses, toffee, and a slight sour undertone. Excellent beer. I really like dark lagers and I’m glad to have tried this one. Perfect session beer; I wish I could get it easier! ben4321 (6841) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Aroma: The nose is mostly toasted and cereal malts
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark reddish color with a fluffy head
Flavor: The flavor is pretty good, a nice cereal/grain feel to it with just a touch of hops
Palate: The body drinks really nicely, with a solid mouthfeel
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. A nice looking amber beer with a good flavor and a nice mouthfeel. Solid and enjoyable. I liked both of the Defiant beers that I tried at the festival.
Pours a light copper. Nose is malty and rye. Flavor follows the nose. Nice malt and rye flavors. Finish is dry solid session beer. Some chocolate notes. Nice. jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
Everything that a lager should be. Goes down very smooth, finishes clean, well-balanced with a very tiny kick at the end. Extremely sessionable, if I can find more around, it could be a favorite this summer. blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light floral hoppy aroma. The flavor has some crisp hoppy notes, some floral notes and a light sweetness. Decent.