beerbomb (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Looks darker than the usual pale lager with a nicer head. Aroma is almost limey hops with some decent malt coming through. Flavor has much more defineable hopping than avg pale lagers and the sweet malts arent cardboardy like some-they are smooth and enjoyable. Best semi-macro pale lager so far for me (beats yueng) beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a moderate, dense white head that lasted through the entire glass. Light but pleasant sweet malt aroma. Flavor is predominantly malt, but not overpowering malt. Also a touch of light corn sweetness. Very smooth but thin mouthfeel. A very easy to drink beer and an excellent value. alobar (3833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
No head. Amber color with orange tint. Clear. Aroma of yeast and malts. Well-balanced between malts and hops with a bit of citrus. Not a great beer,but not one to pass on either. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Courtesy of AfterExile.
Aroma is fresh and grassy with a good wiff of sweet malts. Golden color with a thick white head. Flavor is mostly grassy/grainy with a bit of low bitterness hops and not overly sweet malts. Really not a bad pale lager. Even has a mildly citric kick in the finish. thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2005
This is not awful...not among bargain lagers, anyway. It does have a good appearance...clear honey colored pour with a small white head. Malts are a little sour....but it gives it some character. Aftertaste is kinda like drinking a glass of wheat. This is a funky little beer. I wouldn’t recommend....I would drink it again though.
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) This pale lager pours a bit darker than the others I’m trying in this session, but the flavor is about the same. Well, perhaps it has slightly more flavor. Grain, mild corn, moderately sweet, but I think I actually taste a little bit of hops, very little, but nevertheless, some. Smells like a sweeter Heineken, with that stale, cardboard, light skunk aroma, so the green bottle seems appropriate. Light golden color has good color for a pale lager. Small, white head fades away to a partial, broken film, leaving a few wisps of lace on the glass. Certainly a step up from the macro world, but still not very good. FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 The porter from these guys is surprisingly drinkable, but still I did not go into this one with much excitement. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a small white head. The aroma was sour malt and very macro like. The flavor was light and skunky - very macro-ish. This beer is your typical macro with a bit better color. ugh. Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2004
1857! A long time ago! Old = good! Sadly no. Adjuncty. Makes me sadjuncty. One of the only beers I haven tonight, I’ll drink it anyway Dorwart (2598) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Thin head which diminishes quickly. Nice carbonation. Light aroma, mainly malts. Medium amber in color. Unusual palate. Soft but crisp in the mouth. Some caramel, malts and corn. Finish is soft and smooth but seems a bit off.. Should pass on this one. And with a name like Stegmaier, how good could it be. raymow (1683) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Looks and smells like Bud, but luckily isn’t as horrible as Bud. Don’t get me wrong, this one is nothing to write home about, but if given a choice between Bud or this - it’s this. Stegmaier Porter is much better, but this is somewhat drinkable.