snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 On tap at airport bar in Seattle...Malty nose, thin bodied with a small hop bite at the end.
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice malty aroma, slightly sweet. Light bitter hops. Smells like an altbier. Coppery clear with light tan head that dissipates quickly. Medium body with light-med carb - smooth drinking. Muted maltiness up front & a bit of sweetness. Gives way to mild nutty bitter finish and after. Dry and refreshing. A nice beer.
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Rerate Had again up in Alaska - much fresher and it is a style I am really beginning to appreciate with is subtleness and sweet bitterness Original 3.5Had on tap at the Copper Sky Grill in Seattle. Has a pleasant, sparkly light copper appearance with a decent off white head with a wee bit of lacing. No real noticeable aroma. Has a bit of an sweet caramel flavor to it - very drinkable. One of the best Alts I have had. Loses a bit of its luster near the end however.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a beige, rocky head that dissapated into a thin layer after a minute. Deep reddish-amber color. Noticable spicy-citrusy hop bouquet and flavor with a mellow bitterness (Cascade?). Malty-caramelly nose with a hint of toasted grain; subtle alcohol. Medium bodied with a very slight astringency mid-palate to finish. Flavor starts with a malt sweetness that follows all the way to the finish; esters (fruitiness) emerge mid-palate and finishes with toasty notes and a yeasty-bready aftertaste. A nicely balanced brew; flavorful yet easy drinking and refreshing.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A souvenir brought back by a friend from his Alaska vacation. Poured a pure amber color, had a rapidly diminishing white head. Citrus and a slight alcohol aroma. Slightly hoppy, sour flavor with plenty of malt to balance it off. I definitely enjoyed this, though I found the Summer Ale to be a bit more tasty. The Alaskan Brewing Company hasn't let me down yet!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Calm malt aroma with metallic hop nose. Hazy amber appearance with normal head and lacing. Herbal hop flavor with citrus notes detectable. Easy drinking, slightly sour and bitter. Overall a good Altbier, but lacking a little hops that are common with these.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great color with orange and bronze. It had a nice balance of maltiness and friuty flavors. It does become more sweet as it warms. This beer is a good but not great investment.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good drinker. Good color of rich golden orange and light brown highlights. Good smell of malt and a solid fresh tone with some hop presence. Taste is quite good, very smooth, nice malty back. Good medium body feel smooth malty tones all over. Drinkable indeed.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF ' 02 Nice amber/copper color, small tight head,aroma is sweet with a touch of malt.Hop presence is very mild,malt character dominates the profile.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange-amber color, really small quickly gone head. Light malt nose. Flavor starts sweet and buttery and finishes sweet, almost too sweet. Needs a touch of hop IMHO.