Updated Review 08/10
Thanks go out to Kevin for the opportunity to try this beer once more.
The malt nose drifts out of the bottle as soon as it’s opened, and the beer seems to fulfill many of the criteria for a beer of this type – fresh, lively, good clarity and refreshing.
It’s simple, but it’s good and it reminds me a lot of the Gordon Biersch beers in the way that (typical of Sprecher) it’s a beer that represents some of the Germanic based styles, nicely.
Some rounder malts than I remember from last time and the beer is both moreish and tasty.
Scores bumped up from 3.0, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5.
Original Review 09/07
Thanks go out out to Vancer as part of CEO/Old Farts BIF.
Light orange pour with some decent carbonation but this does not really translate into much head or lace – at least nothing that lasts very long.
Very malty, sweet nose some of which is translated to the taste. Malts are toasty. Some bitterness in the finish, but it’s not very hoppy, just general bitter taste. Interesting Lager.
Slightly metallic, but enjoyable. Quite sweet.