balloonbuffoon (471) - - AUG 17, 2017 OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a nice clear red amber with a 1 finger white head with tight bubbles. Aroma hits you with biscuit bready malts and some sweetness. Taste followes the nose exactly with huge bready malts. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with soft carbonation. Great example of the style.
12floz, BBD: 09.27.2017, ~$1.75 unit equivalent, pint glass. An amber lager with clarity and small dirty white head. Corn flake and caramel sets the tone in the aroma, and further in the full bodied palate. I find this to be too heavy handed, it could be a bit thinner in body and be a fine session beer. Instead it feels like a syrupy malt bomb.Perhaps if I look at this more as a Marzen or American amber, then it works as a worthy beer for certain moments. Hopper8 (205) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 It's a very good session-able beer. I will always be happy to sit back with a six pack and a Fire and friends and drink this nice malty Vienna lager. Or to have it with Chinese as I just did. markas101 (2482) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Murky amber. Metallic caramel aroma. Sweet, full bodies. All malt. Slight pepper finish. Rex_Remes (239) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: sweet grain/corn, touch of tropical fruit, underlying spice and moist tobacco, some sourness, yeast. APPEARANCE: clear Amber, medium froth, head sustained, a bit oily. TASTE: Rich maltiness, dark chocolate, raisin, dried fruit, jam, earthy. PALATE: solid medium body, round, relatively robust, smooth and oily with some dry graininess on the tongue/cheeks at the finish. OVERALL: very nice Amber lager, ale-like in some ways but with the crispness and drinkability of a lager. One of the best Vienna/Amber lagers that I’ve had. Only small negative is it is a bit alcoholy tasting. dekester1 (367) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Poured a deep amber with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of sweet roasted malts with a light hint of fruitiness. Taste is deep caramel with a slight breadiness and light hop finish. Palate is very solid. Overall, one of the better ambers I have tasted in a while. Will definitely buy it again at some point.
sjohnny (653) - - JUN 9, 2017
Toast. Malty. Vegetal. Slightly hazy dark copper. Medium off white head that quickly recedes to a foamy film leaving a ring on the glass. Medium bodied. Soft. Mouthfeel. Toast. Earth. Clean finish. Very nice.
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Strong malty aroma and flavor, with some aftertaste. I didn’t care for it. In fact, I had to force myself to finish it. Not nearly as smooth as the Yuengling equivalent for this style. After trying at least 7 different beers from Great Lakes Brewing I have yet to find one I like. I will keep trying. honeyzeus (1) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
Very good 27ibu. Nutty?bmdkfkfkrkfkrjrjrjfufujejrjejrjrjfjfjfjfjfjf via Beer Buddy for iPhone ehaak26 (628) - - APR 24, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, a bit of hops as well. Aggiebob (1207) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2017 Bottle. Clear red in color, poured with a quickly dissipating white head. Minimal carbonation. Malty aroma with notes of caramel and fruit esters. Light bodied. Very smooth.