Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Definitely got the amber going with the color. Tall offwhite head and good lacing. Mostly hops and some pine in the weak aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with the taste being caramel malt and some spice hanging around. Has more to it than those average lagers. Aroma is the weakest thing gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
bottle. went head to head with another amber lager (bells) and it the gila loses. Neither beer was very interesting actually. The color was transparent much like the flavor. Nothing terrible but it tastes like a typical lager with some malt, a little malt thrown in. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pour is a copper with a small white head. Aroma is barley a whiff of caramel malts. Flavor is somewhat malty but nothing really. Boring and bland. AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
By the bottle, a light amber tone to its appearance, with a nice off-white head. Quite malty with notes of caramel and subtle toffee. Just a hint of hops and a sweet malty finish. A very nice dependable spring/summer one. SSSteve (4006) - - APR 1, 2007
honey orange color with a medium sized, off-white head. lots of lacing. somewhat drab aroma. flavor is boring too. very "lager-like" with not enough "amber" qualities as it claims.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2007
The aroma was citrusy and lightly spicy with hops leading the charge. Behind the hop presence lurked a fruit presence not expected in a lager. The amber brew was lightly hazy and had an off-white head which lasted well to lace the glass. The flavor was quite bitter and a bit metallic. The flavor and bittering hops had a citrus and spicy nature and just a smidge of grassiness. Some caramel was present and as the beer warmed the substantial bittering was not as metallic as thought after the first impression. The body was medium and the carbonation was moderate leading to an almost creamy mouthfeel. A quite bitter brew which was not clean as would be expected from a lager. Not bad and something that I might purchase again in a pinch due to cost if nothing else. 12 ounce bottle from Trader Joes. jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours a golden cooper color, slightly cloudy, witha big cream colored head. Faint nutty aroma. First taste is smooth, dry, slightly hoppy with no bitterness. Creamy smooth texture. Malty aftertaste. Excellent companion to a big bowl of chili and chips. Nice brew. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottled. Clear lighter amber pour with a tall cap of rather creamy off-white head. Soft caramel and faint tart lemony-wheat notes on the aroma giving an easy and inviting aura. Flavor was of lemon-accented sweet caramel and pale malts... mild floral and wheaty bitterness. A tad rough around the palate and grainy, but maintained its composure respectably.. lighter-bodied. Decent drink.. the "Pale Lager" category doesn’t appear accurate. theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Amber, malty, lagery. This isn’t a very interesting beer so i don’t have anything interesting to say about it. I do think this is mis-categorized on ratebeer however, its clearly more of a Vienna than a "pale lager". I suspect its the exact same beer as the Trader Joe’s Vienna. jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Bottle. So I bit on the beer with a funny name when I was at Trader Joe’s. Amber color with a little white head. Decent hop presence. Not a bad beer but nothing special.