fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Pours with a large-to-medium head with a carmel color. This beer has a roasty smell to it. A rich taste, which is slightly mineraly, but has a pleasent finish. Good all-around beer. Cousin_Larry (895) - - DEC 31, 2014
The Brennan Family Presents This Handcrafted and Freshly Brewed Lager, Carefully Chosen For Its Unique Small-Batch Taste. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Clear amber color with a moderate ecru head. Clean light hops and malt aroma, nothing intoxicating, just clean. Clean and dry in the flavor area as well. A solid, but not not stirring, vienna style. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Beer #2 in the Jpdipso bock run.Nice reddish amber color,small to no head at all.The aroma was malty sweet with a decent caramel and mild hops,sweet fruit presence that is hard to put a finger on.Nice malt taste with a decent caramel and sweet upfront with a mild bitterness coming on towards the endThe fruit flavor comes and goes but gets stronger towards the end as the brews warms.Not a bad brew but it could use a little help in the flavor and the body.Overall decent but nothing special,worth trying atleast once. Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
A malty cherry aroma. An amber color with almost no head present. Thin bodied and rather weak but a definite orange and caramel presence in the flavor. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet. Overall its a decent lawnmower beer but nothing really complex. Its probably a little too good to be under the American Dark Lager category, I would say its more Vienna like in nature.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear deeper orange with about a minutes worth of white head. Nose found a solid dose of sweet malts (caramel and toffee) as well as dried apricots. Caramel and toffee were a tad roasty in the flavor... the apricots showed up again and were paired with hints of cherry and orange. Only bitterness found was in the floral form at the finish. Drier on the palate with adequate carbonation. Nothing exceptional, but certainly tasty and drinkable. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Amber body, thin off-white creamy head. Light caramelly and flowery hop aroma. Flavor is pretty good with balance... has a nice grassy hop taste with light caramel backing. No real imperfections, and is easy to drink. ClarkVV (6711) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
2005 bottle from the illustrious StewardofGondor, consumed at about 3:00 P.M. on 5/19/06. Strong head at first is somewhat of a tease, as it quickly recedes to light lacing and a partial cover. Yet it never disappears. Head is butter colored while the beer is a clear orange-melon-amber. As much as I didnt care for the pils, this came across husky, dry, but not too much so, with some barley and even a light caramel-breadiness. Crisp, like crackling burnt autumn leaves, and yes, even a smoky, rye-seed sort of spiciness and dryness on the end. The flavor was quite full of caramel, with an oily, but not thick bread and liquid caramelized sugar mixed amongst dough. Sweet, but yet husky and drying perfectly with lightly engaging carbonation that brings things to a final, clean ending. Ok, nothing to get overly worked up over, but still very competent and defintely drinkable. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Picked up single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light amber brew with a fast dissolving creamy white head that has some good lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, some toffee, light apple, and flowery hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with some light caramel malt, light fruity and a touch of apple peel. Finish is semi-sweet with a light apple bread aftertaste. A drinkable brew but nothing spectacular. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts. Taste of caramel, sweet malts with a mild bitter finish. Not as good as Capital amber though that’s classified as a Vienna and this an American Dark Lager. Decent but not great.