schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JUN 5, 2006
On tap at brewery. Medium amber with a small white head. Unique aroma of pipe tobacco, caramel, and honey. Malty taste, some wheat, maybe celelry? Decent. BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an inch and a half thick, frothy off-white head that faded to a bubbly ring and left a good amount of lacing. Malty aroma with hints of toasted grain, cereal, light caramel, sweet nuts, and a faint earthy hoppiness. Smooth, sweet entry with some caramel and a touch of brown sugar leads into a lightly spicy, toasted maltiness that is offset by a very light, dry bitter hoppiness that subsides quickly, leaving a light caramel sweetness lingering in the finish. Moderate carbonation and average mouth feel. Overall, this is a simple, smooth beer that is really easy to drink. It’s simplicity without being dull make for an enjoyable beer. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Here I am going nuts again... within the past month I’ve suddenly been the kindest rater on earth compared to the averages...the prior 2 years I’ve rated far below the averages! This beer poured a coppery amber color with a mildly thick white head which left a nice degree of lacing....3 maybe a 4 on appearance. The aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of hoppy grassiness and a touch of mandarin and nectar and a pinch of cinnamon! The flavor is very mild, mildly carbonated and heavily malted. I’ve had lagers and vienna’s in my time and this is incredibly drinkable. The pure idea of a session beer is this beer. Thick malty backbone, but mildly light in taste, no hops in the finish. Dry malty finish, some hints of nectar fruits in the beginning, but really very light and dry. Call me crazy again but I liked it. It may be incredibly one-sided in its maltiness, but it tasted sweet and very fresh, I can’t complain! waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2006
tap. very clear amber. descent white head. hops and malt aroma. orange and a bit of cherry. strong malts, grasses. grainy finish. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Brown with a medium head. A decent Amber. One of my least favs at this place.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Thought this was actually pretty good. I love this style of lager. Malty as balls. Will probably buy this one again. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Pretty basic, and not too much different than the Doktor. Still a well balanced and drinkable lager, not over the top or skunky. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Copper brown, nutty sweet, oily smooth, well hopped at the end. I liked this - good Vienna style brew 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Sweet nose of honey, hops and wheat. Nice active and very bubbly palate, with a sweet grain and light maple malt flavor. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This beer is just malty all the way around. Kind of has a vegetal thing going on, roasted vegetables and a earthy kind of mineral flavor. Other than this it is slightly syrupy and sweet, with some fruit and spice rounding out the flavor.