hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017 WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this. Clear amber body, small white head, great lacing. Nicely balanced, with great sweet malts and significant hops. Hard to call it a lager with its amber, rather than pale appearance and with its sweet rather than dry flavor profile. I liked it, whatever it really is.
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Grains, earth, and oxidation. Patrickctenchi (6730) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours nearly clear, dark amber-brown with a large, craggy tan head.
Caramel, biscuit aroma.
Caramel malt, apple-peel, cola flavour.....slightly bready, spicy...
A pretty good one, overall. kevinator (2704) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
Interesting beer and style. Definite malt aroma with a slight hint of spice. Full flavor and heavier than expected with average carbonation. Color was a reddish brown with a decent head. Malty up front that lingers and develops into a spiciness reminiscent of rye. Slight hop bitterness at the end with some dryness. I liked the uniqueness but not an everyday lager. smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Very nice starting head. It settles slowly and in a rocky fashion, leaving some chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is crystal clear but dark, like a light brown ale.
Crystal malt is the initial nose; there’s also some definitive hop presence, but it’s mellow and in the background. True to the Vienna style, if a little on the darker side. (On my second pour, I detected a light earthiness.)
Much dryer than the smell would indicate. A little astringent. Darker malt (maybe chocolate along with a high-kilned crystal). The finish is short with a little bitter hop spice. Again it matches the profile, but a little on the dark side. For a lager, this is a richer styled beer. To me, that’s a great mouthfeel.
Another beer to seek out from the series... jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Nice slightly chunky amber and copper coloured body with a very thin, off-white head and a ruby and peach tint. Aroma of apricots, apples, pears, metal, malt and a bit of rubbing alcohol. Light-bodied; Sharp metallic note up front with a very thin malt note, some lighter sugars and a definite earthiness. Aftertaste shows more of the same with only a hint of light grassy hops the only thing different than the metallic malt and the thin alcohol flavour. Overall, not such a great beer at all, and I’m not sure what people liked about this one, but I’m not a fan at all and would recommend others to not buy this one at all. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ramsey Liqours in Ramsey, New Jersey on 22-February-2013 for US$4.59 sampled at home in Washington on 14-April-2013.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Floral, herbal, and spicy hop aromas with light caramel underpinnings. Deep amber with a small head. Balanced with a spicy hop finish. Medium bodied and a little flat with a well rounded better finish and a smooth mouthfeel. tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Pours a clear amber, head almost nonexistent, no lacing to speak of. Malt aroma.
Taste is smooth to start, slightly bitter finish but rather enjoyable.
shrubber85 (11615) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Toffee malt and green hay aroma. Copper with small head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and hay flavor. Light but overall a nice Landbier. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Caramel barley malt aroma. Clear copper with a small beige head. Spicy, caramel malt flavor with an herbal bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white creamy head that laces well. Aroma is caramel, malt, spice. Taste is quite sweet with caramel, notes of chocolate, a mild anise note coming in late. Mildly bitter finish. Quite complex for its ABV, and a nice brew.