aracauna (3138) - 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.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
2far2care99 (4) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.