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 (1248) - 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.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark clear orange color. Sweet malty aroma, rich taste that ends slightly sweet. Much better than your average amber ale.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice color with a small head that quickly dissapated. overall it was very smooth and malty. pretty good.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAY 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(15May2003--12oz.bottle) Hmm, pretty disappointing. Thin, spongy head, mostly receding, uneven lace, limp carbonation. Deep copper color. Aromas of grape, yeast, and a pleasant, airy floral aroma. Limp body, not helped by the almost total lack of carbonation. Tangy hops, of the cheap macro-swill ilk. Starts with the nice malt profile + bubblegum of the Alaskan Winter Ale, but finishes bland. Pretty clean finish, at least.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bronze body, with a light, off-white head, a pleasantly mild malt aroma, a good balance between the malt and hops, crisp and refreshing, and very smooth front to back. Pretty good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a glowing copper with a light eggshell head. Soft pale malty aroma. Flavor is light, semi-sweet, and earthy. This is a good altbier that is well-balanced.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany in color. Little head, malty nose. Light hops and slightly tart. Mild esters in the finish. Smooth, nothing spectacular.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet mild pine aroma.Amber bronze appearance.Sweet fruity peach,apple,banana flavors with medium hops at the finish.Like the winter it was a little too sweet.