aracauna (3584) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Clear copper body with a large, fluffy head. Light malty aroma. Full, malty body is toast and a little caramel. Low bitterness. Slightly creamy body. Excellent lager. AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2005 Pours with a dark copper, amber color and a decent head. Taste is very fresh and malty, though with fair bitterness not sweet. It’s one of those lagers that ale drinkers like. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a slight caramel note and a slight bitterness. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a toasted nut note, a touch of caramel and a slight underlying bitterness. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry. asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
[on tap somewhere in the Alaskan interior]
Clear, dark copper with a flimy white cover that doesn’t last long. Caramely diacetyl/butterscotch aroma with just a hint of citrusy hops and tobacco and raisin notes. The flavour is caramel and raisin right away, followed by a dusty, sweet malt and then some noble hops. Low bitterness and almost a clean finish. Light to medium body and medium carbonation. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2004
Toast, carmel, grain, and grass nose. White head on a copper body. Big carmel and toffy flavors backed by fresh milled malt, grass, and hay. Finishes with white bread and toffee. Simple and solid.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2004
sample from bottle. Burnt, toasty, carmel nose. Clean brownish orange color. Toasted malt, carmel, yeasty flavors. Thin body sweet finish. Didn’t wow me, just ok Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Medium amber in color. Definitely on the malty side of things. Decent bitterness, but not enough in my book. Nevertheless, it was clean and easy-drinking without any off-flavors to complain about. And it actually had some flavor to it. Kind of surprised me a little. blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Boring - tasted like it was trying to be Sam Adams Lager and Alaskan Amber at the same time. Did have a nice look to it -- amber with a firm white head, medium malty taste, but I just couldn’t get over the lack of character. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Copper/amber hued with a small frothy off-white head and good lacing. The aroma hints of floral and grassy hops, orange zest, lemons, toasted malts and a touch of sweet spice. The taste starts bittersweet with good hops and malt balance. Grassy and twangy undertones. The finish is clean mostly, with an lingering effect of bitters. The mouthfeel is lively and shows good body for the style, crisp. A very well done lager indeed, don't pass this one up for you get the chance. Thanks Jeff for the bottle. jsquire (4420) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Amber color out of the bottle with a beige head that disintegrated into a ring very quickly. Carmel sweet malt nose. Full bodied with lots of malty sweetness, balanced by subtle hop bitterness. Clean and crisp. Good with a sandwich.