jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 A nice floral and carmelly aroma with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor compliments the smell. Sugary sweetness with a slightly numbing hop flavor. Not much of a finish that leaves your taste-buds quite quickly. The coloration is a beautiful amber color and a nice foamy head with little to nothing to complain about.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really want to like this beer, but is just too sweet for me. Good amber color in the glass with a nice head on it. The flavor is well balanced, it just finishes too sweet for me.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF 2002: Bright amber color. Strong caramel aroma, with clean caramel flavors up front. Light bitter finish. Well balanced. One of the best ambers I’ve tried.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy deep amber with minimal head. Sweet caramelly aroma, supplemented by sugar cane. The flavor has what the aroma suggests, plus a bit of spiciness so it’s not unbearably sweet. Minimal bitterness, but quite full bodied. Evokes Fuller’s.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The brewer seems to have a house character that I don’t get along with that well...we’re kind of like fake friendly towards eachother. Sweet malting and not much more than that one-dimensionality is what I find. Oh, it’s not bad, and in fact, I think it’s pretty good...I just don’t like it all that much.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper color, large head. Complex malt flavor, medium hopped. Malts have a near fruitlike taste (pear?) Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is malty, very little bitterness. Complex taste, very smooth. Very drinkable. Nice beer.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny story.... I was drinking this beer a couple years back when I was living in Anchorage, and hadn’t heard of it since, until living in Austin and talking to ’aceofhearts’ who reminded me of it. Still haven’t had it since, but remember loving it back then. Would like to get my hands on some again soon (my uncle knows the owner, so that shouldn’t be too hard,:O) ).
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is of malt & honey and is the best aspect of this beer. In the flavor, there is lots of malt, sweetness and oak. It finishes a bit on the sweet side for my taste. A very drinkable beer otherwise.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am more apt to have this beer in my fridge than any other. I have yet to get bored with it despite having consumed substantial amounts over time. Great amber colour, decent palate, wonderfully balanced. Nice hint of roasted malt. The ESB may be just a tad better/more complex but both are highly drinkable perfectly decent brews.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suffers from its proximity to the amber I had at Glacier Brewhouse the day before. Color is a little thin but not as light at some of the poorer excuses for ambers. Taste is the same, not bad, pretty typical, but not outstanding.