RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours a clear rusty orange with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of butter (too much), dirt, toast, toffee, and green peppers. It’s kinda weird on the nose, but the flavor redeems itself with sweet caramel, toffee, earth, grass, and a slight peppery bitterness. Finishes fairly clean with lingering earth and toffee flavors and most butter characteristics are outweighed by mild bitterness. Still, I kinda wish it was drier given the sweet upfront flavor. Almost light bodied, with a slight cloying aspect and chewiness. It’s got some good points and bad points. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Colur like a dark pee when you haven’t drank enough water. Malty sweet smell and taste. Funky finish. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brownish-red with a one finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving very little in the way of lacing.
Aroma of toffee and caramel along with noble hops. There is also some toast and nuttiness.
Flavor has caramel and nuts up front nicely complimented by spicy hops. Toffee and caramel in the background along with a little bit of toast. Moderate bitterness with a little bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Clean finish with just the smallest amount of stickyness.
Overall, a tasty lager but not one that really stands out from the pack. Really reminded me of SA Boston Lager. I would pick it up again if I saw it.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Columbia event. Pours a medium brown/amber color. Not much in the aroma, medium body, very sweet, finish really opens up, again, drinkable. Excellent. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
bottle. Pours a clear golden brown color with average sized off white head. Aroma of biscuit, hay. Medium bodied, yet still very full feeling, smooth, creamy palate, perfect session lager feel. Flavor has a distinct caramel presence, but it is very nicely done, not artificial or cloying, just tastes good. Also plenty of toast, hay, and a crisp bite thanks to the hops, which impart a very subtle bitterness on the finish. Simply a great lager, would be a go to beer for me.
MattH (863) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Taste is a nice toasty and creamy flavor. Nicely made. Lower carbonation. Smooth palate Easy drinking. Bricktop86 (847) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours light brown with red highlights. Aroma is musty grain hay and herbs. Taste follows nose and is pretty sweet. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours amber-orange whitish head. Aroma of fruits and malt, taste of sweet malt. Alright, nothing special. Nik925 (795) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
Not sure what the deal with Full Sail is. They are committed to saving money on hops and using lager yeast. Mine is much darker than the glamor shot in the description (and crap head). A lot of malt in this, poorly fermented. Much more of a beer than expected, but not a good beverage. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A - Pours a clear amber/brown with a 1.5 finger off-white head the forms a solid ceiling. Leaves behind average lacing.
S - Toasted bread, woody yeast, faint earthy/floral hops, hint of alcohol.
T - Clean grain, sweet/toasty caramel malt, some mild raspberry around the edges. Hops come out toward the end and add a little spicy bitterness and stick on the tongue on the aftertaste.
M - Medium firm body, moderate carbonation.
Pretty flavorful Red Lager. This holds it’s own in the style. Good malt presence. This is a keeper.
Serving type: bottle