tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
draft pours dark red nice lacing. nice malt aroma with some sweetness. medium hop base. the flavor is mild for it is a red lager. kind of middle of the road. side note they use this beer to marinate and steep their corned beef in. decent enough if you enjoy lagers. freekyp (2363) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Pours a nice reddish amber with a thin weak wispy head. Aroma is subdued, but flavor shows a fantastic caramel note along with a slight nobel hop metallic twang. Nice burnished bronze color. Capped with a small off white head. Well balanced with a just enough hops to keep it interesting. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
On tap at Union Jack’s. Light clear red, thin whitish head. Lightly nutty caramel aroma, some fruitiness, but aroma is faint. Taste is pit fruits, toasty malts, then lots of toasted malt and caramel. Good stuff. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Clear chestnut. Wispy white foam. Mellow aroma of pumpernickel bread, toasty malt, unsweetened chocolate, Hallertau (fennel seed), and hints of plummy esters, rock candy and tomato. Firm and loose carbonation. Opens with papery, wafer cookie malt and a faint grip of toast. An encroaching fruity twang induces a slickness which hinders the cleanliness and obscures the vividness of the malt. Subtle saccharine sweetness sits atop a bouncy honeyed-biscuit Munich characteristic. Some juiciness is apparent, though the unripe plum displaces much of the richer textures. Unsweetened chocolate fullness helps with the body, as do some toasty dextrins. Hops are subtle but spicy throughout. Malt is edgeless and well extracted, though, with notable depth and zero huskiness. Finishes quietly but cleanly and balanced, with spicy Hallertau, tobacco and an earthy malt softness prevailing late. Aside from the fruitiness and the tomato note in the aroma, this is a surprisingly clean and quaffable lager that only needs less fruitiness and deeper, more-dynamic malt to augment the relatively thin body. Enjoyable. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear reddish-orange color with thin off white head. No lace. Smells of brown sugar and caramel. Slighty sweet. Flavor is dominated by malty caramel.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a medium to light amber with a thin head. Aroma is nutty malts, some toffee a bit earthy with some slight cobwebby staleness and crackers- light herbs. Flavor is a bit crisper- light caramel malts, hint of toast and bread with grassy and lightly herbal hops, earthy in the end- decent bitterness and fairly clean. is a bit weak and watery. lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 13, 2015
pours a nice reddish brown, which brings promises of quality appearance and taste, but the lack of head, a very thin almost nonexistent somewhat carbonated lacing, leaves you disappointed, however the aroma pours out of the bottle with scents of licorice. The taste is a bit weak, which can be explained by the near bear abv of less than 4%. slight taste of licorice, and caramel. finishes a bit watered down and soft. finishes too quickly. not a bad beer but not a great one! jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is faint medium malt-sweet. Taste is medium malt –sweet, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.
Travlr (25528) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, small tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel, raisins, toast. sudomorph (1175) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a clear ruby caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, slight traditional hops, and a hint of dark fruits. Taste is balanced with caramel, toffee, slight dark fruits, hints of roast and chocolate, and some hope bitterness at the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall fairly standard but done well.