Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz bottle 3/18/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits-Downers Grove)-Pours a medium golden body with a small white covering for a head. Aroma of hops, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a nice roasted malt flavor coming in the middle and lasting through the end. This medium bodied brew is a nicely balanced beer with great flavors. Nice job. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Picked up at Binny’s Glen Ellyn. Light orange pour with small white head. Caramelly aroma, with german hops and some sweet malt. Flavor is crisp and slightly caramelly. Nice finish of bitter hops. Dug this brew and am glad for more chicago brews. DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Nice first effort by a new Chicago brewer. Bright Vienna malt smell in the pour, matching beer color, thin layer of bubbles. Dials back the hops to let some crunchy, toasty malts to the foreground. Fills me up pretty well. A bit of German hop pepper builds up on my soft palate. Worth presenting and serving as a good new Chicago beer, while all the sports and tourist venues keep spewing Miller-Bud. monkeychugg55 (1113) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Clear copper with a small white head that lasts a while. Slighly bready aroma, with sweet toasted malt and some mellow floral hops. Nice crisp flavor with more citrus on the finish than the aroma had suggested. Pretty refrezhin. Leighton (22773) - 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.
Scipio (1269) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Pours a clear amber with a medium, bubbly white head. Malty aroma consists of caramel, nuts, bread, and earthy malts. It isn’t very potent though. The taste is bitter. Its exactly like the nose, only stronger. Caramel and earthy malts come through on top, and they are pretty heavy. Bread, nuts, and floral hints are found underneath. Caramel aftertaste. Medium in body, smooth in texture, and average in carbonation. Very easy to drink. As this one advertises, it feels like it will go well with just about any food pairing since nothing is too extreme here. Enjoyable. tmoreau (4734) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2009
On tap at Lunar Brewing for the Metropolitan tapping. Poured a clear, deep reddish/gold tone, with a slowly diminishing, white head and nice, clingy lacing. The nose had strong malt tones with a touch of toastiness and noble hop aroma. The flavor added to these a light hop bitterness. Lively carbonation. Finished clean and lightly dry. Very quaffable. mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. light orange color with a foamy white head. tasty beer. Good to have a Chicago local beer. Sweet taste with a nice hops finish. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from a new Chicago brewer picked up at the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: Nice pour, a clear orange body with a tall off-white head. The aroma was sweet, lightly toasted malts with a touch of caramel. Just a bit of earthy hops are added to the flavor to keep all that rich sweetness in check. Nicely brewed. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with guyinchicago. Pours a semi-clear light golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden and caramel multi-grain malt, some citrus, white bread and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is light bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery hops, light citrus zest and a touch of popcorn. Finish is semi-dry with a short lived caramel and flowery hops aftertaste. Has a tad extra hop bitterness for most Vienna style beers I’ve head but still a decent micro craft beer.