jork33 (11) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
Great beer to serve with food or by itself. Nice flavor and consistency. Perfect on a summer’s night williamherbert (1541) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Fluffy, bubbly head. Deep red-orange. So many bubbles they obscure the other side of the glass. Good head retention, tremendous sheet of lace. Bittersweet amber malt aroma; rich malt with a fitting flowery hop. Nice earthy aroma. Strong butterscotch taste at first; rich toffee malt, sweet but dark. Nutty hazelnut, mocha, cocoa, toasted nuts, vanilla bean and light brown sugar. The hops are but an accent. Feels silky smooth like chocolate milk. This is probably the best that Lakefront has to offer that I’ve had so far. Rich, smooth & nutty. griffinbrau (1) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
Delicious vienna style lager. Round and complex vienna malt character on tap. Bottles are more crisp and possibly a bit drier. I miss drinking this on tap in Riverwest. Lyman0481 (2) - - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
Great malty beer. Not heavy, but lots of flavor. Beautiful amber color with nice aroma.
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A dark amber color with a head that lasts well after the initial pour. A very malty taste, yet a relatively clean finish.
foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thin off white head that recedes leaving some light lacing. Color is a rich, cloudy amber with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: sweet caramel, bread dough, a hint of pine and citrus
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, frothy, with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: caramel, butterscotch, raisins, toasted bread, with some herbal and citrus rind hops in the finish.
Overall: very well done and enjoyable. Should pair well with many foods. rdnowak (1) - - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
IMHO there is a big difference between amber ales and amber lagers, and I much prefer the latter. Riverwest Stein is a great example. Amber in color, malty and mouthy, but refreshing at the same time. Ales with a similar maltiness tend to be too sweet and less refreshing... must be something about the lagering. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Nice amber color, with a thick long lasting head. Malty smell, with a bit of fruit. Fantastic mouthfeel, light and crisp. The taste is subtle and hard to define...slightly caramelly, but with a sweeter bite to it. It feels like the opposite of the Belgians I’ve tried. While those club you over the head with a variety of flavors, here the flavors are in the background, blended together well. A laid-back beer, if that makes any sense. Goes down very smooth, and I could see making this one of my everyday beers. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Nothing like the changing of seasons to get me revisit styles I haven’t in a while, well that and access to a hyped beer. This guy is definitely work the effort to find. Attractive (if subdued) malty aroma. Flavor is smooth and wonderful. I wouldn’t classify it as particularly complex, but it is a wonderfully nutty, slightly anisey flavor that is backed by a nice hop kiss. Nice mouthfeel, without being particularly thick in the mouth, which for something short of a bock is definitley an advantage. I wish I had more easy access to this guy, as it would go wonderfully with many a fall evening. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Damn this is good lager!! Sweet, rich malts aplenty and a perfect little cascade hops balancer at the finish. So clean and thirst quenching, I would find it hard to believe that any beer drinker would have anything bad to say about it. Hints of peaty smokiness and earthy notes linger after each sip.