JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Dark amber color with a taller light tan head. Toast and grains aromas, akin to a slice of toasted whole grain bread. Hints of mild marmalade and DMS (seems to be part of the grain thing). Dry toasted malt reaches the tongue along with some sorghum and other odd sweetnesses. Some mild earthy peat seems to find its way in the mix. Seems like it would go well with a sausage on a whole wheat bun. But than again, there are a lot of other brews that would fit that bill also. Lots of sweet toasted malt in the linger. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Cloudy amber with a small layer of scum atop the amber goo. Aroma of caramel and pale malt. Taste of caramel with some mild hoppiness. Mild dry finish. Overall pretty bland a joe average beer. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, orange pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight caramel, spice and grass notes, very slight yeast. Taste had slight toffee and spice, hints of grass, slight mineral note finishing fairly dry but clean. rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a clear light amber with small white head. Faint aromas of yeast, caramel, bread, some earthy hops. Taste had the same earthy hops, biscuit, and caramel malt sweetness as the aroma with the addition of strange notes of cardamom and fennel. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish. heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2005
This is a recent arrival in Iowa City. A darker red body that is almost amber. The aroma is full of apples and some earthy raw potatoes. The taste is light with some tofee and a little bit of celery. There is also a spicy finish of clove. This is a decent lager, but a little to much vegetables in this.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle from pdee Thanks! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Pours a lush brown/amber tea, with a frothy head and clinging lace, like sea foam. Aroma is a sour peach with blunt hops. Flavor is spicy and bitter, with a bit of pepper and cinammon. Interesting. Palate is suitable. Not a bad beer; not bad at all.
Bottle: Deep orangish amber, fairly thick and hazy, moderate to large foamy head, off-white in color, okay lacing. Toasted grain nose, but unfortunately also quite a bit of overcooked vegetable. Malty start, slight caramel, but that overcooked vegetable is still there. Not as heavy as on the nose tho, thankfully. Semi-sweet, with a moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean finish, not much vegetable at this stage. Decent, but leaves me wanting an Eliot Ness. Thanks Ernest for the trade! Ernest (7663) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain,
cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of peach. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly
bitter, slightly metallic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture,
lively carbonation. Bitterness never develops, so this is a somewhat
sticky sweet beer to drink. The aroma is pleasant, though. A Vienna in
spirit, but with enough whispers of American Dark to prevent
recommendation. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Aroma of caramel, lightly toasted grain, herbs, dandelions and wet grass.
Soft palate. This is a marzen style lager, if I am correct. Not a lot of solid flavor to identify with. Sweet malt notes, some fruitiness. The finish is mildly herbal with some almond and cardboard notes. Not a whole here. The total lack of bitterness made this cloying. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Copper brown color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is malt, caramel, cookies and cinnamon. Medium bodied vienna style lager. Malts are fruity and sweet, lots of cookie and cinnamon flavors. Very sweet. Touch of hop bitterness. Interesting beer, not much there but sweetness and spice. Thanks Sean.. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.