Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
bottle thanks to bhensonb, again. poured a nice amber with a white-off white head that stayed and left some lace. aroma was a strong caramel malt backbone with dog biscuit and dirt. flavor was a little on the bitter side at first with the presence of some hops followed quickly by some malt and maybe spoiled grains. body was medium with about medium carbonation. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Pours a copper red with nice frothy head that doesn’t dissipate too quickly. Aroma is nice of very floral and fresh hops. The taste was of overwhelming dry hoping, with a nice sweetly bitter red ale flavor and clean crisp water finish. Not much of a lingering taste except for a little sweetness. Very good. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. I think it’s funny that it’s categorized as an amber ale, yet it says amber lager on the bottle.
A: Couldn’t get much of a head no matter how hard I tried in my freshly washed glass. Orange amber color. Incredibly horrible retention of the head that I did get and minimal lacing. Fine particles floating throughout.
S: Sweetish caramel dominates. A tad bit of grassy hops. Fresh.
T: Pretty much just crystal malt. Not much else going on. No hop flavor and a minimal bitterness, which is good considering there’s no body.
M: Light body. Undercarbonated. Not particularly smooth. Nothing here to make me happy.
D: There isn’t much reason to drink this unless you want to get drunk in a hurry.
I wish I had a do-over for my 150th review.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-16-2009 00:09:02 guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Clear amber appearance with a fairly large white head that left decent lacing. Caramel malt aroma with hints of cookie dough and soft fruit. Moderate floral hop taste overshadowed by the malts. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2009
THOUGHTS: It was sort of odd to me that this lager reminded me of a British ale. It was also maybe ever so slightly skunked. I probably needed to have this one colder than I did. Didn’t like it much. But I’ll probably try it again to see if this was just a bad bottle. Not awful.
TECHNICAL: Bottle Poured Light orangey amber with an average to large, slightly off-white head that left good lacing. It also had extremely tiny body particles of average to thick density. The aroma was light to moderate toasted, nutty and caramel malts, moderate herbal and grassy hops, along with maybe a little resinous hops. There was also a little rubber and a little citrus. The initial flavor was sweet and a little acidic; while the finish was slightly sour and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, toasted and nutty malts, a little sour citrus, then light grassy and herbal hops, and a little metallic hops and that rubbery thing from the aroma. The light to medium body was fairly dry with tingly carbonation and a light astringent finish.
asedzie (827) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle. Grocery Outlet in Berkeley. Pours deep amber with small off-white head. Aroma of very light herbal and mild citrus-like hops, toasted malt. Flavor is slightly sweet with lingering hop bitterness. Not much complexity, but not a bad sessionable dark(er) lager. Closer to a vienna or american dark in style, really. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Brewed in the USA !!! (KSBF) Pours a nice amber color with a sm-white head. Aroma of malts, grains, and citrus. The taste is much of the same with the addition of a warm bread flavor. Average, and pretty drinkable.