PugUglyBrewer (791) - - JUL 28, 2017
Dark reddish brown amber color with a creamy dense head of light sandy colored tan foam. Smooth caramel, light roast, some toffee, and nutty almond like flavors all in unison. Delicious amber lager. dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
This lager is crisp and clean on the palate. It is deep golden and medium bodied. The malt taste dominates, and the hops shine through in more subtle ways, making this a flavorful lager. missdev (18) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
Apple skin and fresh, wet grain aroma. Amber color with fine, slick lacing. Mild hop in the front, slightly roasted cereal grain back. J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
It appears that Left Coast has changed this beer somewhat as it’s now (according to the 22 oz. bottle I got from Albertson’s in San Diego) 6.4% ABV and a *spring* seasonal. It’s still described as an amber lager which it appears to be. Nice clean cereal malt aroma with floral hops accompanying it. Orange/tan body with a thick white head of very fine bubbles (almost looks like nitro). Taste is lightly sweet with caramel and a very faint bubblegum in the background. Light, piney and floral hop flavors balance this out nicely. Roasted malt and a light bitterness are left behind. Definitely reminds me of a German style lager with the mostly malt dominated body and some estery flavors in the background, but with a West Coast flair. A very enjoyable and drinkable brew for anytime of the year. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
650 ml bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a dark copper color with a small beige head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is minimal with hay, dust, and some sweet spices. The flavor is something of a malt bomb with multi-layered grains, toffee, caramel, biscuit, nuts, pears, rock candy and apricots. The palate is thick and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: I think that I have an old bottle, as the aroma is pretty much gone, also zero mention-worthy hops in the flavor, but the taste was wonderful and complex. Must try a known fresh sample some day.
jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, honey and nuts. Flavour of earth, peppery spice, fig and a touch of marzipan. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. A beautifully balanced beer - lots of warming, roasted flavours. marcus (10679) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours reddish copper with a thick beige head and a toasty aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.