ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 2004 bottle compliments of MilkmanDan. Deep red color, clear and filtered, no head. Toffee aroma, coppery and yeasty. Starts out very sour and yeasty, light caramel. Medium and made with a good amount of water but yet not ridiculously thin. Some light sweetness on the end. Surprisingly pretty good and reminiscent of an alt with all of the yeast copper and sweetness in the middle. It works as a marzen though it’s a sweet version of one, with not as much graininess. Didnt find much in the way of spicy hops. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, butterscotch, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, caramel, a bit of lemon sourness. Medium body, some stickiness. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Copper Coloring. No Head. I Don’t Know if This Should be Savored. It Seamed a Bit Dusty/Stale Flavor Overall. Some Malts and Spices.. Nothing Real Fantastic. badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Original Rating, 10/4/2004: Clear brown or red color with no head. A little spice on the nose. Very dry and dusty malt taste. Eh, not much to write home about. 6/3/5/3/12awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Re-Rating, 9/6/2010: Dark copper color with a thin head. Light amber and biscuity aroma. Light biscuit taste, fairly rich malt (Munich?) flavor. A bit of spice. Not sure what the heck I was drinking the first time around.
My notes are spotty on this one, lets see it was dark brown with decent head on it. tasted good after a long day of looking at tractors.
aracauna (3604) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Very nice little lager. Nice dark amber-brown body topped by an ok head. Aroma has a touch of corn at the beginning of the aroma, but that fades quickly. A touch of caramel and a hint of sweetness keep this from getting too boring. Very clean flavor, but not too bland. Very drinkable and a nice example of the style. craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2004
A darker amber color under the off while head. The big head dies quickly. A slightly earthy aroma. A nice full mouth feel but not heavy. At first, it is slightly sweet and malty. Then, the tartness comes out. The brew goes down easy and has a pleasant after taste. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2005 ReRate-bottle-pours a copper hue with a fizzy white head. sweet apple, malty, aroma that has notes of caramel with notes of german funky yeast lager qualities. farily sweet, almost fruity. the fizzy body here is just not that great i admit.
tap at old chicago-iowa city, IA-pours a light copper hue with minimal white head-sweet malty aroma and some earthy notes-flavors are sweet, malty and earthy with some slight hop notes. a decent amber ale. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Acquired via trade. The beer is a dark copper/amber color with a thin beige head that dissipated rather quickly. Very thin lacing. Lightly malty aroma, with a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied with a flavor somewhere between a Marzen and a regular Amber. There is a tartness under the malt and caramel that made the character seem a little off. However it was still fairly easy to drink. The finish is alternatingly fruity and malty. Overall not an exceptional beer but it is smooth with a nice taste. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Orange glowing body with a bit of a tarnished haze to it, thin and fluffy egg shell colored cap, keeps a fluffy collar; lacing is in minimal spotting.
Aroma is bleak if not transparently open and clean, I wiff and wiff and don’t get much of anything. As it warmed some slight toasted husks emerged. Perhaps deserving of a lower number then average, but it has no off aromas and is clean so it gets the average.
Taste is smooth and clean, light caramel malting, a bit of some toasty aspects, crisp and firm in the front, bready and lightly chewy biscuit with caramel/honey edges smooths out a warm and rendered light chewyness in the finish. Light leafy/grassy hops play very secondary and kinda mingle into a small section of fruityness in the middle area.
Feel is firm and smooth, nice little malty chewyness and residual sweeter fruityness across its appealing lighter medium body. This isn’t overly flavorful or substantially full in character, but damn if it ain’t drinkable. I could have alot of these, would make for a nice session
O-fest brew for sure.