footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Bottled 500 ml. Amber colored with very large head. Cookie and straw smell. light to medium bodied. Good carbonation. Sweet initial with light to moderate bitter ending. Multiple tastings. Just ok. Uerige much better. diabel (1714) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle Foggy, amber body. Lightly brown, frothy head. Pine aroma. Moderately bitter flavour. dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2004
Clear amber colour. Medium bubbly head.
Slightly malty aromna, with a vegetable note. Some roast-maltiness, a slight sweetness. Slightly dry finish. Too bland. Not so good. TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Darky. malt aroma, grains, some sweetness. very roasty flavor with light coffee. finishes the same. i was drinking this at an oktoberfest, watching some old guy in leiderhosen and eating a frankfurter with kraut. life could be worse. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2004
Dark malty looking lager with a dryish and sweetish aroma. Pleasant dry flavour, overall a nice beer.
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 Bottle - Nice strong malt/hops aroma. Dark clear amber color with creamy head. Strong coffee malt flavor with moderate hops. Palate a bit weak. Overall not bad. Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2004
You know a beer is trying to hit the mass market when the jist of the plug sounds suspiciously like "Yeah, it’s dark in color, but really, it’s not that thick!!!"
This is solid for the style, IMO. Think of it as an amber that’s more malty while not being as sweet, and has a palate that’s a bit more thin with a hint of an aftertaste. Not bad at all, but far from being great. mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Had this beer on tap at a local German restaurant. Quite liked the malty flavor and very drinkable with heavier German food. JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
Thick short lived head and a nice cherry wood coloured beer.Not much of an aroma but i quite like the maltiness. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours a redish brown with a thick beige head.
Thick clumpy lace.
Some mustiness detected in the aroma, along with some bread.
Thin, watery metalic quality to the flavor with some roastiness and burnt coffee.
Bottle code was 5/04, so I might try to find a fresher bottle and try again.