jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with a tan head. Nutty malt aroma with lots of caramel. Smooth buttery malty flavor.
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with lasting off white head.Small intense bead. malt nose. Citrus malt taste with dry malt finish. Clean/balanced
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Aroma is nice and malty with very little hops. Very little hops flavor as well, mostly just sweet. The body is thin which keeps it less filling. A decent beer for non beer drinking company.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 crystal clear amber with a thin light tan sheet of tiny bubbles.thin in the middle but still clinging to the sides..
carmelly malt aroma..
Carmel initiation with some apple..pie crust..sugar..apple juice finish..Pretty darn sweet & malty but its an altbier..so what do you expect
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty nose.Slightly oily mouth feel, but very clean.Crisp bite finish.Excellent with salmon.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malt emphasis on the nose is almost raw like popping the can on a beer kit, while I find the sweetness on the palate a little too syrupy. I really don’t get the hop bitterness from the description more of a dry grainy toasiness that you get from a Marzen. Drinkable but too sweet for my taste. Would probably work well with Alaskan food.
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 (1148) - 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 (2523) - 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 (11450) - 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.