Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle at Ben and Alida’s wedding - Chicago. Pours clear, deep copper-gold with a white cream topping. Caramel and bready malts in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with notes of cereal, rich bread, light berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish with some toasted grains, caramel and light, leafy hops. Pretty decent amber lager. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of honey, straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of honey, straw and light earthiness with a smooth watery honey finish. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle at Girl and the Goat. Clear golden/amber - white head. Bread. Light roasted notes. Lovely freshness. Light bitterness. Lovely freshness. Tmoney99 (15119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Draft sample at RB - Chicago.
Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hoppy aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a small bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Drinkable session brew. Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Sample at Hopleaf. Clear amber color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and mild grassy hops. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
This one is a pretty generic American amber lager. There is literally nothing to it it isn’t mind-blowing. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 ( Draught & 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59 ) Pours a clear copper body with a tall dense off-white head. Aroma of earth, basement, grass, toasted grain, and florals. Flavor of grain, grass, florals, honey, and caramel. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Tap at Hop Leaf. Poured a rusty copper with a small off white head. Aroma was acid with some malts present. The aroma reminded me of blood, not pleasant. Flavor was pretty basic, some malts, a slight caramel flavor. Mediocre at best. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Bottle from guyinchicago. pours a (shocker)copper color. Very malty on the nose. But along with the malt comes some aluminum foil notes...metallic is what I am trying to say. Flavor is malty, lagery and overall not that great. I am surprised to see the rating as high as it is. DuffMan (10754) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf, compared directly to another vienna-style lager, Eliot Ness from Great Lakes. This came out the loser. Clear copper amber, mediocre white head. Lightly fruity, and a little skunky/sweaty. Much thinner mouthfeel than the Eliot Ness. Mediocre at best.