dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden in color with a small white head. Malty aroma.Malty dry finish,slightly bitter.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden color. A little white head. Malty aroma, some spice maybe, but not that impressive. Flavor was thing, some malt, but that's about it. Nothing to write home about. Bought this 12 oz bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally I try this seasonal. I've missed it every year. I'm slightly impressed. Good rich malty nose. Palate follows though on flavor, but not body...tis a little thin....but still a good seasonal...
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a slight hop presance which balanced out it's malty notes. Overall it was nothing special.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very much like a pale oktoberfest? Pours out a solid gold w/ some floaties.Smells very sweet/teases of apricot(decnt hopage?.It tastes pretty decent.Malty/some hops/good bitterness(for whatever this brew-style is bock?)Has a slight vegetable essence in the aftertaste(greenbean at times)The head is weak and quick/no lace.It has a dry finish I didn't expect.Not bad for 4.35 a six-pack.This does remind me of cheaper brew but the taste pulls it out of that realm.It was a bit past date(BestBefore 6/6/03)but held up very well in the fridge.still had great hop use for abita!(purchased at Ronnie's in forest hill,MD)
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, deep yellow lager. Small, off-white, fizzy head.
Honey, cinnamon, yeast and banana in the aroma. Some peach as well.
The flavor is very sweet and malty up front with notes of honey and corn. Astringent, lightly bitter and sweet (too sweet) on the backside.
No real attempt at balance.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Lengthy, astringent, bittersweet finish with grapefruit peel and honey at the wee end. The cloying sweetness eventually gets to me as the beer warms.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden hue. Light sour nose. Small, white, quickly dissipating head. Metallic, sour, pale malts, light to medium bodied, bitter almost skunky hops in the finish.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brownish-orange with a thin off-white head. Very thin lacing. Light malt aroma. Thin to medium-bodied with a clean malt flavor. Smooth and a little watery though. The finish is a little spicy and malty. Overall not bad, it just felt like there could have been more to this.
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.