Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pours copper and mostly clear. Short off white head. Cola, toasted brown bread. Brown sugar, earth and minerals. Really clean. Sweet herbs and caramel. Dulls out in the fruity finish. Tastey and refreshing. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
Dark gold lager with average bubbly head. Aroma of full sweet malt. On fruitier side. Slightly alcoholic, some light roast and sweeter malt. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
RBSG 2005. Amber brown body, smallish white head. (3+) Sweet malt and caramel aroma is quite nice. Flavour is similar to the aroma, with malt and caramel and mild toasty notes. While pleasant, it is less robust than hoped for from the aroma. Average palate. Quaffable and servicable, but lacking complexity. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Sampled at the RBSG ‘05 bottle tasting courtesy of Dickinsonbeer: Pours a dark copper amber with a lightly-lacing light tan head. Aroma is nicely malty and bready wit good German lager characteristics. Body has a pleasant, mild sweetness with good hop balance and drinkability. An enjoyable brew. muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Sample from bottle at RBSG Montreal. Darkish, thick amber body, light retained head...loads of caramel, light vanilla, smelly grasses in the nose...light doughy body, fairly full at first fading to somewhat watery and thin at the finish, lightly smoky...ehh, bit of a disappointment from Victory.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2005
super caramely malt extract aroma, dark auburn appearance, burnt caramel dominates but the mouthfeel remains silky before a slight hop burst near the finish. Would make a top notch session beer in the fall. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
considering this is an all malt dark lager, i was rather surprised that it was neither dark (more of a deep amber), and it smelled more or floral hops than anything, although there is some caramel malts coming through in the nose as well. the flavor was sweet, lots of caramels, but also alot of flowery hop flavor. still, a very nice, easy to drink lager, with alot more flavor than the helles lager, nice body, a little spicy in the tail, overall enjoyable. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber, I expected it to be a bit darker in hue. Small and fading head as well and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of toffee and caramelized malts, overripened pear and apricot, floral hops, and earthy esters. The taste is also surprising with it fruity notes on top of the malt base. The finish is a bit chalky and spicy with some bitters. The feel is smooth and refreshing enough but does get a bit boring after half the bottle. Okay brew with enough qualities to make it quaffable worthy. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
bottle from Rich. dark amber, reddish-brown in color with virtually no head. mild caramel sweetness with hints of banana and some clove. very mild hops. a very nice dunkel! Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Out of the bottle, pours a deep amber with a quick frothy head that sinks with ease. Not a heavy nose to it at all, malty though. Nice even balance to it could easily be a daily drinker.