jgb9348 (4030) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper colour with orange highlights and absolutely no head. Aroma of sugar, metal, malt and a very small amount of spices. Light to Medium-bodied; Watery taste with not much flavour. A bit of astringency towards the front end followed by faint malt and a low amount of spices near the end. Aftertaste is bland and uneventful. Overall, this one is...as everyone points out, simply not worth trying. A failure even for this style. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
PorterPounder (4634) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I expected more from Abita - usually a reliable micro. No head to the pour - looks like weak, watered down iced tea. Has a bit of a funky metallic, rotten vegetable aroma to it and the metallic character carries over to the flavor and the palate. Searching - but cannot find anything positive to say about this one.
Frank (2189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Absolutely no head. Orange in color. Flavorwise, it sort of reminds me of Dos Equis Amber. This beer is more or less dominated by a stale metallic flavor. No redeeming virtue.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Although a lager, the hazy off-gold color and fruity aroma make it appear at first glance to be an ale. Good balance between malt and hops, clean finish, but an unremarkable beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden-yellow color with a small white head, musty grainy corn aroma. Stale light malt flavor, some hops noticable in the finish along with some sourness, light bodied and watery, not even worth a try.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Nothing outstanding here. Flat and boring with no real outstanding element to speak of. Certainly some crisp, sweet maltiness, not much hops to balance. Boring and unexciting.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average fall beer, not a lot of love in here. Meaning they didn’t go over the top with any certain flavor. Nice malt though. One of the better abita brews that I’ve had. Good clean creamy finish.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad, but it’s been awhile (7 years at least).
Aurelius (3457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing. The beer has some sort of vegetable-potato-funky grain thing going. Orangish gold. Medium body. Long peanutty-potato, mildly bitter finish. Appearance dings for the label and the screw-off cap. Probably OK with food, but non-stellar by itself.
TheBeerCollector (601) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle- I think that I have figured out their recipe for this beer: Mix equal parts Abita amber and water, bottle, try to pass it off as a fall beer.