Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Aroma is slight but very inviting. Nice caramel and munich malts with a perfect ballance of Euro hops. Not as hoppy as Brooklyn's lager, which makes Troegs a little easier to drink for a lager. Very smooth and drinkable. No metallic or harsh tastse whatsoever. An excellent lager overall. VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Wow! Deep, full toffee maltiness throughout wonderfully balanced with a strong hop nose, flavor and bitterness. This is a well-rounded and full beer with a great hop/malt interplay from start to finish. Gorgious deep auburn color with a medium sized head. Nose is a little light, but foreshadows the balance to come on the first sip. Another solid brew from Troegs. NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2002
The Trogner buys have been turning out excellent beers since day one. A fuller bodied Munich-style lager with a really nice malt character and very well balanced hop backbone of bitterness and flavor. Additionally, all of their beers are very stable in the bottle, and hold up quite well. AcctError4310 (32) - USA - MAY 23, 2002
my dad always brings me a case of Troegs when his visits. this lager is very malty, amber hued and slightly sweet finish. very well balanced lager from such a small brewery. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2002
Beautiful copper colored beer, looks like an ale, at least until you get the smell of those German hops. The flavor is as advertised, a solid german lager, the hops and malts balancing nicely. the finish feels dry, and the german hops bitterness remains in the back of my throat for a good long while. All in all, a very nice rendition of a lager.
obxdude10 (2358) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2003 Certainly one of the better lagers I've had, beautiful color & hue, smooth
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Goes good with microwaved left over hamburger helper and white bread........ tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2001
Reminded me of Yuengling Lager - but with a more distinct hop flavor. Much better off the tap than in a bottle too. Not spectacular, but a good thirst-quenching and pleasant lager. HighlanderOne (1353) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Another old rating. Impressive. Beautiful amber color, nice hoppy aroma, great balance of hops and malt in the flavor, persistent hazy head.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2001
After the first two sips I hated this beer. Then after the next two, i really loved it. Nice malty, somewhat sweet taste with a slightly bitter hop finish. I'd drink this any day over Yuengling.