livingrural (7) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
This is my first entry on Ratebeer, and, though I'm not a huge lager fan, I found this one pretty refreshing and balanced. bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
A very nice lager/dortmunder. Just tapped the keg at my local watering hole and this stuff was really, really good. Hide the 6 percent alcohol extremely well. Extremely drinkable. Great summer/session brew. Nice work. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Deep golden pour with a thick, sticky, white head. The nose is quite clean. A kiss of light pale malt and a bit of fairly prominent herbal hop aroma. A little bit of earthiness with a light metallic note (this fades with time). Nice, clean palate with a bit of soft sweet pale malt. Herbal hoppiness and a kiss of light lemon as well. Moderate bitterness. Fresh and quite tasty. It’s a pretty solid dortmunder. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
Clear shining golden lager with sparse bubbles and a lasting white crown. Charming pale malt aroma includes delicious fresh bread notes accompanied by juicy honeyed fruitiness soft toastiness and a touch of... cream soda? Just a tad of aromatic hops bring soapy/shaving cream not unpleasant intricacies. Remarkably drinkable, while a minute note of alcohol can be caught in the finish, that’s a 12oz I feel like drinking in less than 5 minutes. I most likely would if I were not rating it! In mouth, its fruity character for a lager seemingly fit the ample pale malt character and the lemony hop finish balances out the finish and remove any impression of thickness. An excellent malt-forward lager in bottled form, at less than 2$ a bottle. Definitely worth a try, hopefully you stumble upon a fresh one. shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2010
12oz bottle from BOTW. Pour is a nice golden color with a thin white of cream. Aroma is clean, with some nice toasty maltiness and just a touch of cleansing european hops. The flavor is much the same, the malts are the body of this beer, but they are effortlessly drinkable and not overly sweet or sticky at all. The dry grassy hops are just there in the finish and add a little character and finish. A really nice little lager.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a hazy copper orange with nice layer of bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet caramel dipped oranges - kinda reminds me of my summer in argentina where we’d pick the mandarin oranges right off the trees and dip the pieces in dulce de leche. Flavor had a nice medium mouthfeel to it. Sweet caramel base some grain flavor and honey with hint of lemon flowers. Overall, very enjoyable beer. Paired well with goulash. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma of low/moderate noble hops, somewhat sweet, bready malts. Color is copper with foamy head. Flavor is mostly bread up front, not cloyingly sweet, the finish is a little drier with some bitterness; maybe a little alcohol at the very end. Palate is soft, foamy and bubbly. A well crafted lager, and if the ratings below mine are an indicator, perhaps an improved beer. JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle from the source. Pours a translucent copper color with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is pilsener malt with some bread sneaking into the picture. The taste is sweet initialky and then finishers very bready. Love the finish and light mouthfeel. chinchill (5155) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 oz bottle.
Pours with a large creamy head.
Set aside your preconceptions of lagers as fizzy yellow brews with little character. This is a creamy brew with a refined aroma and taste. Sure, it is neither rich nor bold, but very pleasing nonetheless. It is above average in all respects, but the perfectly carbonated, lively but soft mouthfeel may be its strongest point. superspak (5787) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, honey, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good dortmunder style. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.