cgeslin422 (1) - - JUL 19, 2017 does not count
Great color, good taste. Not too strong.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at a specialty bar in Bagota, NJ. I thought it was delicious. I’m a sucker for carmelly malt, and this one’s got it in spades. It could stand to be a little more viscous, but for an American dunkel, it’s pretty nice. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2016
Drank at ACBF, poures a beautiful clear amber color. A really good lager, impressesed by this NJ lager. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle from Lou18 via Mystery Swap 2.0. Pours turbid deep coppery/brownish with a big, fluffy, off-white head. The head is louder than a two-bit whore who’s just been stiffed. The aroma is caramel malty, with some citrus (orange, tangerine), hops, and slight spicy notes. The flavor is caramel malty with a solid hop bill, mid-palate mango, tangerine, and black pepper, and some finishing cognacy notes. Very complex in flavor and aroma, with an extremely lively, well balanced fruity and hoppy palate that provided some aromas and flavor hints that I seldom see in lagers, but would like to see more of. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2007
The only real flaw I find with this beer is the fruitty hop taste. Easily the best Defiant beer I’ve had. I
ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 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.
Draft in williamsburg. Great bourbon orange body with gray head. Hoppy-honey body. smoky lager, oak body. interesting Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Sampled at brewery Mid brown body, some cloudiness, small tan head. Nose was hops and soue malts. Taste was roasted malts, some carame, and hop finish. Nice. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
Sampled from a keg at Joeec5’s house. Hazy dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. Mildly sweet malty aroma with some caramel and grassy hops. Flavor was lightly sweet, with a nice nuttiness and caramel notes to the malt. Mild hop bitterness on the finish. Very drinkable. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2008
On cask at Brazen Head. Deep copper orange in color with no head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Malty caramel notes. Hoppy earthy flavor. Sweet tasting. Finish is malty. Medium bodied. Decent beer.