DocLock (10660) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2004
Pours amberish. Aromas of malt, hops. Sweet malty taste with Slight hoppyness at the finish. A nice beer. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
Tap at Standing Bar. Amber beer. Aroma is pretty weak. Pale malts with a light maize and toasted malt character. Softly herbal hoppiness though and a lightly industrial character. Not terrible, but not great either. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - 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. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Golden color with a taller somewhat lasting off-white head. A creamy aroma that I can’t quite get a handle on. A doughy sweet bread seems to come to mind. Light caramel and a touch of toasted malt in the front. Simple flavors throughout. a touch of sweet herbs check the malts. Fairly standard lager. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2004
This beer is pretty terrible. Metallic malty/grainy taste with no hop aroma. Yellow fizzy and very bland. Yuck.
alobar (3759) - 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. beerbill (3616) - 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. 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. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Hard to get too enthused about this lager, though I was intrigued that it's such an old brand and wanted to give it a shot. All in all, it's an acceptable lager with a slight hint of sourness. It has notes of wheatiness, which is unusual in a lager. You can taste the yeast, which is a good thing. As good as Yuengling Traditional is, it's too fizzy, so I'd prefer this 1857 if I had to choose. BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
better than moderate in flavor it is mostly malt and moderately sweet with basically cane sugar. a bit of fruit as one would expect from a mainly malt brew it none the less has a bit of dishwater in its suprisingly different tasting foamy head. not my particular cup of tea but still a respectable brew of sustantive properties.