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RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Our flagship beer is based on a turn-of-the-century recipe that quenched the thirst of miners during the Klondike Gold Rush. Smooth and richly malty, this altbier goes well with any meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
7/19/02: Aroma is mildly caramelly and modestly attractive. Color is a nice amber with just an adequate head. Flavor features a mellow maltiness and nicely rounded body, but is decidedly lacking in meaningful hop profile, which finally joins its malty cohort in the finish. With fairly low carbonation, the lack of hop presence really hurts the balance of this brew. This is very smooth and drinkable but just misses the mark a little. 7/25/02: No changes in judgment. This really does have a nice malt foundation, but is relatively one-dimensional--wish it had a little more complexity and balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Great for a beer that you can find almost anywhere in the NW. Nice amber color, thick, almost syruppy feel to it. A bit too sweet for my liking though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
2far2care99 (4) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Can’t picture anyone in Alaska drinking this one but I’m not the biggest altbier fan. p.s. wish I had another Jamaica Red Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
I think this is the most over-rated beer. Good color but very dry and doesn’t leave a necessarily good taste in your mouth. If you like macro beer you’ll probably like this. Don’t get too excited though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
This tastes just like the golden pale, but with a bit more of a smoked finish. The aftertaste of this one as well as the pale, was horrible. I was expecting much more. I will have to try the stout before I put this brewery out of my sights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2002
Light copper color. Nicely balanced aroma of malt and fruity hops. Nicely hopped, bitterness carries into the palate. Just a touch of malty sweetness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Probably my favorite beer. Definately the one I missed when I was outside of the great northwest. Wonderfully malty, comlex. Get flavors, of caramel, toffee, roasted malts, nuts, rich, nice sweetness, with just a hint of hops to finish off. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
A little too sweet for my liking, though not an awful beer. Nice big head, good color just not a flavor I love, too sweet.

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