vyvvy (6310) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear caramel with an off-white head. Aroma was roasted caramel malts with some sweetness. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Taste was roasted malt with sour caramel aspects. The finish starts spritzy and and then turns sour further down the glass. An okay beer. Nothing to get excited about, but its doesn’t cost much.
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from, where else, Trader Joe’s. A pretty malty smell with a lacing of hop nose. Pours a touch light for an amber, thin temporary head. Some definite malt taste, but the hops I smelled are somewhat missing. Kind of phenolic. Of course for the price, it’s pretty good.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper with a substantial foamy white head that quickly fades. Mostly caramel malts with trace amounts of bitter hops on the finish. Ends slightly sweet. Alright.
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had almost forgotten this beer. One that turned me off to ambers for a long, long time. In retrospect, it probably isn’t that bad ... chose it many a day over the macro-brews available at the corner liquor store. Copper colored. Slightly hazy. Fast disipating head that leaves almost no lace. Perfumy (not floral ... definitely perfume). Nutty, caramel, slightly astringent, but not terribly dry maltiness. Medium body. Earl Grey tastes ... not terribly hoppy (minimal, floral, orangey hoppiness - Earl Grey) a midling entry in the amber scene.
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazed, amber/copper with a fast head that leaves a wisp of film. Aroma is fruit and floral in the guise of a heady man’s cologne with some chewy caramel malt. Nutty bitters with astringence makes for a boring flavor after such an interesting nose. (Additionally, I agree with Cornfield on the style discrepancy... this is darker than a simple Pale Lager and has some caramel to back it up.)
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RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit thin, but respectable amber. Sweet caramel and toffee notes, and some tea leaf bitterness as well. I wish the hopping had been more robust.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber with a tall, frothy & bubby light beige head that laces as it quickly fades, leaving island-like clumps of foam floating upon the top of the drink. The aroma is sweet malts with a fruity overtone. The flavor is nice and malty, but any hopping is negligible. It the finish is malty sweet with a slight metallic bitterness. Not sure why this is a "Pale Lager" when it comes across more like an American dark
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dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
HAzy with a quarter inch head.light fruity aroma with a stong malt flavor. Minimal hops.
bigbeermonkey (1) - columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a delicious caramel and malty combination in this lager. very smooth start, taste, and finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber body with a moderate head. Aroma is malty and basic. Flavor is smooth caramel and toffee. There is a lingering aftertaste. Finishes sweet, and is very easy to drink.