Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Overall a good balance of hops and malts. Nice color. Better on tap than in a bottle. Onslow (1496) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2009
The last six pack from my August trip to Cincinnati. Deep brown clear brew with a thin, off white head. Active carbonation. Aroma dominated by malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt at the start but with a finish nicely balanced with subdued hops. Rather simple in flavor and character, but what’s in there is quite good. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Pours a clear dark brown with a thin tan head that floats on top of it. The nose is nutty with hints of almond and brown sugar. As you sip on it you can really taste the toasted malt and almond. there is some hop flavor but no big initial bite or any lasting tang. Overall the carbonation is alright and has a refreshing flavor but it is a bit watery. Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Dark brown color but a little lighter than I expected. Good head with some lacing. Strong malty, syrupy aroma. Nutty, very sweet malty taste. A little watery. Decent, but forgettable. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours amber brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavor is bready, doughy sweet caramel. Not bad.
phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draft, once at Hyde Park Blast and once during Prohibition Resistance Tour in Cincinnati. Pours brown with short foamy off-white head. Nutty, malty, slightly syrupy. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Nice, oaty/cereal malt aroma with dark syrup. Smells like fresh pumpernickel - the aroma is the strong suit for the beer. Clear, medium walnut brown. Good label. Sweet and bocky, with strong raisin/prune flavors. The beer is a little swayback - prominent flavors on the initial swig and the finish, but then a little saggy and watery in the middle. Medium light body, with some chalkiness in the mouthfeel. A decent session brew, an excellent jambalaya or stew base, a good marinade candidate, and an excellent value at $3.99/6 on closeout. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
pours brown with a small white head. nice carbonationnn. penis vagina. some balls. medium body. dunk this shit with a donut dunkel. notes of nuts, some chocoloate. pretty tasty . nice lager ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a smallish, wispy, ivory-hued head.
Smell: Sweetish, toasted maltiness smelling of dark bread brushed with a thin layer of carob sauce along with some faint dried fruit notes.
Taste: A pleasant malty start -- toasted dark breadiness, a teeny tiny hint of roast, and sweet tastes of carob and nuts. Small hint of fruitiness. Just a touch of spicy hops and bitterness. Finishes semi-sweet with some enduring toasted malt qualities.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bit reminiscent of Ayinger Altbairisch. A clean, malty, dark lager that, for me at least, has plenty of drinkability appeal. Worth a try. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Date: May 24, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4