LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Draft - Golden colored beer with roasted malt & hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty with perfect amount of hops. This is a very well made beer. EKGoldings (666) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 If I tasted this blind I would have guessed it to be German. Why? There isn’t the American micro tendency to go overboard on the hops. The hops in this beer are apparent, there is a nice medium body, good malt and caramel flavors, my bottles have diacetyl at detectable but acceptable levels. Colour is dark gold, head forms well and disappears within a minute or two, aroma is pleasant. I found a slight metallic aftertaste. A nice lager done in the smooth, refined German tradition - the first American lager that I would have a tough time determining origin. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
On tap in DC: Golden color with a large frothy head and some lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Aroma comes across as roasted malt and fruity hops, detected a faint hint of vanilla. Nice german taste, balanced between hops and malt, I liked this a lot. Finished short and a bit astringent. I'm in complete agreement that this beer is far better than the ale, recommended. Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This beer poured a golden color and formed a foamy white head that left some lace as it slowly subsided. An aroma of malt, hops and grain with a touch of caramel. A flavor of malt, hops and caramel. The finish was light with some hint of caramel and grain. A nice lager but a bit sweet for the style in my opinion.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Bottled. Not bad. Had worse. Had better. Had a German taste to it...........
raymow (1732) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2003
An average lager. Not bad, but not great either. I'd drink it again - but I say that about most of the beers that I've tried. Cobra (1100) - - MAY 30, 2003
Bottled on Dec 09,2002. Poured out a clear golden color, with a long lasting head that also left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas of malts, some slight caramel, and slightly hoppy as well. Tasted ok, but past it's prime to be certain. I might try it again, if I can find it fresher. Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2003
I highly recommend this beer. Very smooth and drinkable. One of the better beers I have tasted. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. A medium bodied dortmunder/helles. Malts are mild, slightly sweet and a touch fruity. Hops are mild as well. Spicy and citrusy, but not very bitter. This is a very well balanced beer. It smooth as silk and very clean tasting. Nice ‘lager’. Excellent gateway beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. mrhenry (10) - USA - MAR 7, 2003
It's a good beer. Not a fan favorite at the VFW but most of those guys drink whiskey.