mwendt99 (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2001
It smells faintly of bannanas, but don't let that put you off. This is a rich, malty and somewhat spicey beer which is great with lighter food. cdfree99 (2) - USA - NOV 2, 2001 does not count
Agree with mwendt, slightly sweet, superb finish............................ Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Beautiful peach color with a head that thinned rapidly. The aroma was extremely subtle, but it contained some spice like a hefe or a saison. Fantastic hop tone hits you in the first sip ... I would love to find out what hops went into this brew. The hops act as a vanguard for a slowly raising malt sweetness. This is a wonderful lager brewed in the German tradition. GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2004
a really good beer. cloudy orangish-reddish with little head to speak of which dissapates quickly. Great taste, smooth at any temperature with a great finish muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2001
Could be the best 'straight' American-style lager I've had, from a brewer that makes one of the best Am. bocks. Gorgeous bronze color with a more-than-adequate head; a nose that is what 'lager' is all about, very beery and fresh with some slight fruit hints, and wonderful malty flavor with just enough hops for me, though others may think it weak in this department (for the style). Finish could have more guts; too smooth even for smooth-beer-guy Muzzlehatch. Still, another winner from this fine fine Wisconsin brewer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Color is a light golden straw/hay hazy yellow, with a thin but thickly frothed off-white head that sits a while before diminishing to a thin ring; fast drippy curtains of lace. Smell has a very nice fresh grainy aroma, biscuit malts, German/Bavarian-esk, somewhat sharply toned, with a small nutty faction playing underneath which is pleasant. Taste is mild and pleasing with a very nice bready malty sweetness, lightly bagel-like, smooth and just enough flavor to keep you inticed to have more. Good touch of light mild hop presense mixes through on the first parts of the finish which leads to a fresh barley malted sweetness with notes of corn and wheat breads laying out some lightly tangy/sourdough aspects in the lingering finish. Feel is nearly perfect for a beer like this, super fine, smooth medium body, solid malt mouthfeel with little nudges of grain, hops, and souring bread playing around throughout. A nice and subtle drinkable lager style beer, I just couldn't stop drinking this and will probably drink some more. Good stuff eh.
reebrater (8) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2004 does not count
Consumed this alongside a 6’er of Spotted Cow this week. In comparison, full flavored and invigorating at first, then a little disappointing in aftertaste. Still, a fresh, airy, and affordable zwickel. davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Fresh, lightly toasted malt nose. Slightly hazy, deep gold color. Medium carbonation with a nice, uneven, off-white head. Soft mouthfeel. Slightly sweet. A bit of hops to dry out the finish. Nicely balanced beer. Clean, unimposing and very drinkable. Another great beer from a great brewery. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2004
From the Facto! Deliciously buttery, bready, crackery. Traces of nuttiness (not sweet, though, more walnut) and bark. I love love love this style. Bottle-conditioned glory, with a steely, crisp noble spicy hop character. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty and a little ciderish. A lighter bodied beer. Milder tasting. Sort of lager-ish, but not a lager. Mild malts, slightly hoppy and somewhat yeasty. Extremely smooth. Hints of fruit and bread. Lots of flavor for such a mild tasting beer. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty sweet.