krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2002
pours chestnut, clear, suggestive of a vienna. one sniff reveals that any such claim on the part of this beer would be criminally fradulent. the head was lax: i tried counting the bubbles since it didn't look like much of a challenge, but a few more showed up each time i poured more beer in the glass. i think i got up to 126. that's not very interesting i know, but it was a friggin' bungee jump compared to the beer itself. how can an amber beer have no aroma? my violent swirling and aggitating of the glass finally elicited from the beer a reluctant belch of some malt-like residue, a distant sour note and bready smell, like a slice of bread under a mattress. this effort was no more rewarding than the bubble counting frankly. the flavor "followed through" as they say, with a vacancy where the flavor should reside. some squatters in the form of inexplicable sweetness and poppy carbonation were noted--just for the police record. oh yeah, the label sucks too. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 21, 2002
well made basic American standard lager.
has a maltier quality to it that makes it somewhart like a vienna lager.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Not too shabby, and I hate Iron City. A very basic beer w/ a decent clean crisp taste. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2002
not a big lager fan, but this was just average material....malt and hops were pretty balanced, just a big lack of flavors. austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 28, 2002
The folks at Pittsburgh Brewing have come up with a totally different 'feel' than the Iron City Beer they're famous for. Maybe that's a good thing. The label has sort of a Belgian touch, which is deceptive! Bottom line: don't go buying this like I did without knowing that it sucks. If you're gonna buy Augustiner Lager, know full well that it's a mediocre American Standard brew and be comfortable with that fact. If you're OK with that, this brew will go down easy.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2002
It isn't bad. There is kind of a grape juice undertone that you only notice if you pay attention. It may be a little too thin, but other than that, it is pretty good. Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2001
somebody brought a case of this to a bbq i was at and it went down very good dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2001
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 Not half as bad as i thought it would be, as it is brewed by the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, which makes such classics as Iron City. A fairly sweet taste and not much bitterness. I actually found it refreshing when i drank this in 90 degree weather. Better than a lot of other PA brewed lagers. jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2001
I got this at a place where there wasn't much choice (i.e BudMichelobCoors etc) so I was happy to try something new. As it was served to me, it looked good. Nice amber color. I smelled it and it smelled nice. A nice aroma. I then tasted it. Had very little flavor, I guess its 'smooth' which I have now come to realize means 'no flavor.' It's not bad, its just a typical beer. Its drinkable but its no major loss if you don't sample it.