Ernest (7743) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted grain), with notes of brown sugar, banana, plum, hint of smoke.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Despite the cool fermentation and lagering (why would you do both of those things but use an ale yeast?), it still just smells like an American brown ale for the most part...there really isn't a lot of German character to my nose; it's mostly fruity and simple-sugary and nutty, and doesn't have the bread crusty, spicy, and honeyish melanoidin delights of good German dunkler bocks. It's sweet and flabby in the mouth too, which makes it even less enjoyable to drink than to sniff. It's not horrible by any means, I don't get any off notes from it...but it's just kind of a dull and sugary sweet generic brown ale to my senses. UncleKorm (1330) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2017
On tap, poured a dark brown hue w/ medium white head. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are molasses, malty brown sugar and hazelnut. Medium bodied.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ajnepple (6821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Draft at Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Clear amber to brown appearance with an off-white head. Mild aroma of toasted/roasted grain and lightly smoked malt. Similar flavor, adding mild sweetness and a hint if acidity with a light smoky finish. Medium light body. Not bad overall. Skinnyviking (9640) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet malt dominated berries aroma and flavor with a low carbonation and a long sweet finish. NachlamSie (3522) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2016
10 oz at Historian’s. Pours a brilliant deep red with no real head. The aroma is very malt forward and clean. Notes of raisins, toffee and bread dominate. The bar menu calls this a pre-prohibition lager and Ratebeer is calling it a brown ale. From what I tasted this is basically a bock. The attenuation is pretty thorough leaving plenty of sweet malty flavor but still finishing crisp and not overly sweet. Bready malts impart toffee and brown sugar. Very little esters come through, it definitely brings a lager to mind. Pretty solid.
Ratman197 (15094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, cocoa and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cocoa and earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish. onceblind (10011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Clear amber with a wee foamy white cap. Earthy lagery nose with some amber biscuitiness. Smooth flavor with amber lager cracker tones and a smooth mellow toast note. Nice and quaffable. RobertDale (6649) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, and grain. Not much happening here. User44571 (5) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
This beer falls flat, literally. While it looks promising with a nice reddish/brown hue, there is no head. Flavors are light, barely noticeable, and while there aren’t any off flavors, there’s not much going on. Beer falls off on the carbonation. Flat and boring kermis (14125) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, light smoke, oats and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.