Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A deep golden body is topped by a thick white lasting head with lots of lace left on the glass. Slightly sour grainy malt aroma with slight yeasty and wheaty notes. Slighty sweet yet bitter flavor. Very plain. The finish is bitter sweet. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a decent two fingers of cream colored head. Deep sweet malt, near treacle, hint of floral/minty hops. Initial bit of corn, but after that has diminished, light sweet malt balanced with a faint hops kiss. A mild maibock, but very drinkable.
DuffManOhYeah (132) - USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter, borderline putrid, but not enough to be bad. I liked it overall. Definitely has that "Abita taste" to it.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium off white head. a piss color of someone with high circulating levels of antidiuretic hormone. There is some strange sour/fruity aroma that I can't quite explain, probably because it has the aroma of something thats deadly to inhale. Given the looks of this one, I was surprised by its somewhat full bodied nature. For only 6.13% they did a good job of getting the alcohol to come through in the flavor. It doesn't detract much, but its right there with the hoppy finish. The maltiness is somewhat muted by the alcohol and hops. I give this a "not too bad for looking like a dehydrated person's piss."
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale light brown--Bubbly head, with moderate
retention. Malty aroma. Good flavor, but a little
watery. Not quite as crisp as I expected.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Used to be better, has the color and feel of a Maibock, just too carbonated. Also like other Abita beer no head retention at all. I am tired of the way people worship Abita here. It really is not all that good.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too sweet for me at first and an unpleasant after taste. Finally came around to like it on the second bottle.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color, malty aroma, weak head, sweet at first finishes sour.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Better than the other two I have had from this brewery, still inferior in my opinion to most. Odd smell , somewhat sour,Not bad afterall though probably not worth a second look.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff. Well-balanced, a pleasing amount of that indescribable "bockiness," and generally good appearance.