legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Deep yellow color; little head. Interesting spice on the back of the tongue tempered by a pleasent sweetness at the front. FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2002
A great transitional beer, like Sam Adams or Yuengling. Mild hoppiness and nice maltiness, with a light, drinkable body. Not what I would drink regularly myself, but I don’t mind it at all. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 10, 2002
very niice lager. malty with a crisp effervescent palate.
good balance of malt and hop tastes.
dry finish - would be a good craft brew for macro drinkers to start with. Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Not much discernible aroma. Standard lager gold color. Has an accessible, brewed-for-the-masses flavor. Not very complex, but definitely better than the big American lagers. TheHolyMan99 (3) - USA - JUL 10, 2002 does not count
My second favorite beer on the planet. Very smooth and full bodied. Very drinkable for any occasion.
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2002
I have always enjoyed this beer. It has a wonderful balance of malt and hop. It is the perfect beer to convince friends to try a craft brew. Ernest (7698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow, light density of tiny particles. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (herbs, grass), trace yeast (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very nice flavor balance with good body and no astringency, but the aroma isn’t very assertive or interesting, and there’s a bit of grain husks in the aftertaste. Bottle was fresh (sampled within two months from bottling date). HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2002
(bottled 5/9/2) This former GABF gold medal winner has always been a favorite of mine. Nice golden color with a thin white head. The palate is malt driven with the hops coming on later. The body of the beer is medium. I find this beer to be very good and subtlety complex. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2002
This beer has been in my ’backyard’ for the last seven years... and I’m just now trying it. I’m ashamed... because it’s such a jewel. I was completely caught off guard with this one. Nothing what I expected. I expected a light-tasting micro that was targeting macro-drinkers. I got the opposite. A REAL lager with flavor, some tasty sourness, and a lovely tart finish. Hennes’ reference to the GLBC Dort was right on. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Golden with decent head. Nice sweet Saaz hoppy aroma. Good bitterness on the tongue, not much maltiness. Clean/crisp, dry. Very pleasant lager.