superspak (6212) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep amber/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with some light estery off flavor notes present. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready moutthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid vienna lager. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. No idea on age of this bottle; but some definite signs of age are there, with some off flavors from the yeast as well. Might be better when it’s fresh. A fairly enjoyable offering as it was. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2015
solid for the style, average overall. Decent toasted malt character, especially on the finish. Light color, body and hops. Decent. mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
170715. I picked up this bottle from Queens Plaza Beer and Wine. The label art catches the eye and the bottle sets itself apart from others on the shelf. I can easily envision myself sitting in that hammock drinking bottle after bottle of this beer.
Deep copper almost red colour with a thin soft cushion of foam. The aroma is all toffee and caramel and is really quite sweet. The flavour is similar to the aroma with a big malt finish. While the beer is full bodied it is not overly chewy and the label is certainly right when it says that this beer will leave you wanting more. Aurelius (5654) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Kinda stinky marzen malt aroma, nutty, improves as it warms/airs. Clear, tawny, dilute tea colored. OK label. Straw flavor, a little molasses /burnt sugar, twangy. Low bittering. Medium body, slippery mouthfeel. Boring. ABC Liquors, Betton. PorterPounder (8358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Slightly sparkling medium copper pour, slight off white head that hangs around a while. Light brown sugar in the aroma, some molasses. Flavor is on the sweet side, some canned baked brown bread, some brown sugar, a touch of dates and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick enough,
patricks110 (2792) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Very enjoyable brew with heavy toasted caramel and toffee malt, crystal and molasses malts. A slight grassy and citrus hop that balances well. Nice heavy malt with good crisp finish. Andrus86 (722) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
TAP. Kole beer pour with white foam head. Sweet toffee malty nose. Much the same in taste; sweet toffee stickiness, malts.... No real hops or bitterness. Sourced The Firestations tnkw01 (1854) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Amber in color with a nice head. Aroma is full of grains. Taste is lightly roasted grains, a tad funky. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
jmgreenuk (10330) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 7, 2015
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, toasted brown body with a small-sized, wispy, near white head.
Smell: Toasted malts with an instantaneous, distinct husky scent that grabs you, though not in a good way. A little wisp of herbal hops, though, there’s little to the aroma beyond the huskiness.
Taste: Bready, lightly toasty malts with a noticed husky quality to it. Lightly sweet, with a low touch of caramel. Modestly fruity. Herb tinged hoppiness, also low, with little bitterness present. Encroaching wearying wateriness as you proceed to the empty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: A lacking, humdrum lager. No Mas.
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is caramel malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a chewy sweet malt, light yeast, hoppy bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel.