michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rteis (3) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely roasted malt body, which is light and smooth. I found the finish to have a noticeably sweat undertone similar to some of the lighter Maibocks. Deeply refreshing and highly recommended. This is a great beer for the buck.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite malty with a unusually dry finish compared with the becks dunkel version which happens to be quite sweet. Less hoppy than the becks dark, yet more robust with a more pronounced roasted malt flavor... nice, light body as well. Of all the grocery store dark brands, this is highly recommended.
Panzuriel (2083) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark and mildly toasted flavor malty and different. A nice change from the usual Warsteiner with the same high quality.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep red with a thin head that dissapates quickly. Aroma of malts, roast and a crispness that is hidden in the back. Taste was unexpected with malts at first followed by a grainy sour/bitterness but not in a bad way. Very refreshing and recommendable.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good aroma and light body, good dark beer to enjoy on a hot day.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer with agood body, great aroma, & wonderful full taste! Great with foods & a nice one to cool off with on a HOT day! A classic German brew!
joeprogressive99 (6) - USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well rounded beer that goes well with beef. A good buy for the price.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice malty arom and rich dark color made me very excited about this beer. The taste however didnt live up to my hopes. It had some good maltieness but was somewhat sour and all in all rather plain. A decent but far from spectacular beer.