bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red color. Bitter hoppy taste tries to complement a yeasty foundation. Not all that well accomplished. Finishes bitter and dry.
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Attractive red with dense head. Better to look at, not much going on and too fizzy.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap in New Orleans: Amber-red in color with a frothy, tight-bubbled white head. Creamy at first, but crispness of the excessively lively carbonation hogs the ball. Malts are very light, and maybe even a bit nutty, but not very sweet at all. Rather bitter finishing beer, dryish too. Some tartness creeps in. Hardly any hop or malt aromatics, just a lingering, flower-petal-like bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Unbalanced in that respect.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A norhing special red. Had worse had better. Nothing wrong with it. Just didn’t do anything for me.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great, but nothing to try and avoid. Very hoppy finish as mentioned before, which is very nice, but not much in the body to really excite me.
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite of the Abita line, but has an extremely distinct taste (even amongst red ales). I appreciate the aftertaste the most, but the falvor of the beer itself becomes tired after a while. It is a seasonal beer (the spring, after abita bock), and is definatley worth buying.
ahunter599 (6) - Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting a little more, but overall I enjoyed this beer. Nice hoppy finish. Great reddish color. Not the best ale I’ve had, but well worth purchasing.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2001
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very nice flavor, was smooth and not too heavy. this is fine beer to drink to enjoy a nice beer, but not fill up too fast.
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but it didn’t appease me as much as I had hoped. Very clear amber/red color in the mug leaving generous lace. The body carried a medium sweet/malt flavor with a heavy hop finish. I’m not much of a hophead so it was a bit too much for my palate.