ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear light copper color with decent off-white head and a little lacing. Aroma starts with caramel malts, then citrus hops. Taste is at first sweet, with a slightly bitter and nutty finish. Nothing outrageous here, but enjoyable none the less. ben4321 (6503) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color with a thin tan head. Light and malty aroma. Clean, earthy hop. Not overly sweet with a mild bitterness as well. Solid beer. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2009
16 oz draft poured on tap at Binnys South Loop (chicago, I’ll). Pours a moderate amberish hue, slight haze, moderate offwhite head that sticks around and laces, and well carbonated. Aromas are a bit or german hoppiness, light carmelized malts, a touch of malt stink. Initial has a good body for the style, light carmel malts balanced by german hoppiness, that bitters a bit on the finish, and the stink comes through. Pilsner malts? Where is the Vienna Spice? Finishes a touch toast and a touch hop. Ok, a good fresh replacement for sam adams but nothing to write home about. I am excited for and worried about this brewery at the same time. Cheers. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
[Bottle] shared by Skyview. Pours a clear deep gold with an effervescent white head. Aroma is slightly richer than the Flywheel, with a touch of caramel, and lots of lager yeast. Flavor is pretty much the same as the nose. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
On tap at Hop Leaf, Chicago. Pours a light amber. Light sweet malt flavor & aroma. Not bad but there were too many others great options
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of msante79 – thanks Mark. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. The nose is caramel malt and earthy hops. The taste pretty much follows suit. Medium bodied. An ok beer. Thanks again Mark!
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
This one poured as you might have guessed a copper color with an off white head. Aroma was slightly roasted malts with some sweetness. Flavor was smooth german malt with some notes of grassy and herbal hops. rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Pretty good. Light enough to be easy drinking but flavorful enough to satisfy. Sometimes a little light in the body but nothing to be too concerned about. Serving: Bottle and tap dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours clear brilliant copper, strong 1 finger head. Aroma is yeasty bread, buttery biscuits, some spicy woody hop notes. Taste is very bready and biscuity with some spice, finishes minerally and toasty. Body is creamy smooth, medium, bodied, lower than average carbonation, biscuity dry finish. Overall, pretty good but pales in comparison to Ironworks and Flywheel which I have enjoyed recently. sigh_borg (97) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours crystal clear gold with tiny head that dissipates quickly (maybe a bad pour?). Aroma is mild hops and malt, with some fruitness that I can’t identify. Taste is nicely balanced; primarily sweet with a hint of bitter that increases through the finish. Mouthfeel is full, more than I’m used to with a lager. Overall refreshing and solid but I wouldn’t get excited about drinking it. Don’t know why people are hating on this beer so much; perhaps I’m just not experienced enough with tasting and rating lagers.