Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2004
What a lager should be. It poured a clear golden-amber with a frothy head and plenty of beading. Very pleasant sweet caramel malt aroma, Very full bodied malt flavors with hints of dark fruits. There is an alcohol presence, but fairly neligible. Clean crisp finish. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Deep amber golden. Excellent head--creamy, thick, and leaves a nice ring of lace at the top of the glass. Nose is sweet and lightly fruity at first but further investigation reveals some husky grain flavors. 9.1% ABV is bit strong in this case as there’s not nearly enough flavor to disguise it. Rather dry with a slightly metallic bitterness. Beats the hell out of malt liquor for a strong lager fix but it burns in the belly like moonshine. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Poured a deep copper color. Nice big white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is almost sickly sweet and hints of skunking. Body is medium, smooth mouthfeel. Taste is slightly sweet and malty, somewhat cloying. Somehow this isn’t terribly bad. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
poured a golden brown color with almost no head. Taste was mostly sweet some hops but mostly sweet malts. a fruity aroma, cold ,crisp and smooth. The on draw back was it seemed very light on the stomach. freekyp (2389) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Amber with towering creamy head with grainy nose. I detected hints of citrus and apricot. Initial impression is sweet and malty with prominent alchohol. Bitterness hits quickly but fades quickly as well leaving a long tart finish with lasting sweetness.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Very nice price for such a treat. I really like this beer. Sweet, but the alcohol backs up the sweetness. Reminds me of a weakish Icebock or a healthy Blond Dopplebock. Malt flavor dominates the taste. Hops add a background business, and are not obtrusive. Light in color with a head that actually lingers for a bit despite the alcohol. 9.1%
Try it try it try it for $1.49 Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Nice amber color. HUGE dense head when dumped in a glass. Mildly sweet and malty,hint of caramel. I paid $1.89 for a 13.52 oz bottle. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Pours a one-finger white bubbly head leaving a ring and not much lace. Clear light, amber color. Medium carbonation. Medium bodied. Nose is sweet. Starts and finishes sweet. The high ABV is not really noticeable. An excellent choice. $3.50 for a 400ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Bottle pours amber, small milky white head, decent lacing, with lively carbonation. Sweet grains on the nose, slight banana & clove as well. Up front its sweet malts on the tongue, sweet grass/grain in the middle, but quickly it turns into a somewhat harsh hairspray/medicinal/metallic flavor at the end. This beer had me all the way up to the finish. Otherwise, good body and a slightly creamy/syrupy mouthfeel. That 9.1% ABV is quite noticable. DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Beer poured the color of honey, a little cloudy and nice carbonation. Head dissipated to cloud above the ale within a couple of minutes, but leaving globs of lace. Aroma brings sweet malt to mind, the flavor of caramel. Nice strong malt up front, good bitterness, nice hop balance. Strong tasting ale, but. 9% ABV is very deceptive. Finishes bitter. Pretty good drinking stuff, I will definitely do these again.