mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is very authentically German, with toasted caramel malt and crackers. Flavour is very malty, with toasted caramel malts, lager yeast and syrup. Very rich and full-bodied, surprisingly so for a 5% lager. Really great stuff.
bhensonb (14606) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours orange gold with a large beige head. Aroma of malt, yeast and arguably noble hops. Med body or nearly. Flavor is lifgt roast malt and definitely noble hop. finishes a bit off dry, but it’s clean, and all the flavors stand out nicely.
marcus (9681) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours clear amber with a huge fluffy white head and a robust malty flavor. There is a hearty red malt flavor that is toasty yet crisp. Very tasty with a nice noble hop feature.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber pour - creamy tight white head. Really fresh bready aroma and some nice fresh herbal hoppiness. Great bready flavour with a lightly dusty yeastiness. Creamy palate and a little bit of herbal flavour. Soft and well-balanced. Solid stuff. Looking forward to trying more of their lagers.
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 bottle.
lightly hazed copper.
toffee caramel cookie malt.
touches of honey, dried fruit and flower petals.
fluffy light carbonation.
snappy, crisp, dry.
whole grain crackers and seeds.
crisp, toasty, grain-forward.
minerallic and rustic malt.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Floral aroma. White head. Golden coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a crisp malt finish.
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Mineral and light caramel aroma with light grass. Malt and mineral flavor with light spice and light toastiness. Medium bodied. Mineral and malt linger with light spice and light caramel.
douglas88 (8747) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper color with a large white head. Sweet crisp malty nose. Caramel and biscuit, crisp fruity hops. Fruity berries and toffee. Very good. Super smooth. Clean.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange hued body with a medium white head that fades. Aromas are bready, grainy, toasty, medium floral hop, grassy, freshly baked biscuits. Clean fermentation characteristics. Flavors are bready, toasty, pils like malt character. Light, but balanced bitterness. Very clean, malty and well rounded. A bit low/lacking carbonation, medium bodied, crisp.
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, BVC! Pours a deep, grainy, nearly opaque dark copper, heavily burnished. Definitely an autumnal color, reminds you of piles of wet leaves that have been there for a while. Big nutty sweet caramel biscuit and tea nose. Some nice sweet brown bread there as well. Rich, somewhat dense, very satisfying but clean lager body. Almost has an ale-y heft to it at first that makes it seem like it might be flat, but it’s just a big lager. All the sweet notes from the nose return for a nice and satisfying mid-palate. No great roar of power, and definitely nothing out of balance, but still some strength and a bit of daring in the intensity and variety of flavors. Not usually a style I walk too many times around the bar for, but this one’s a champ.