Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quickly disspating head, deep copper color. Nice malt, very slight bitterness. Really nothing great, but it is fairly balanced and the carbination level is good, but the head went down so fast...
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent appearing beer, pours nice copper color with a rapidly diminishing off white head. Aroma is interesting. Smells malty and kinda aged. Flavor is nothing to write home about. Light malt sweetness on the front end. The finish is nice and spicy with some serious astringency.
Lebeter (11) - West Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is one of those beers you have to try if you are in the northwest. One of the better off the shelf beers available in the Northwest.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ack! Count me out on this one. Maybe it's because I had managed to drink some very good beers and it just clashed with them, but seemed cloyingly sweet. I left the pint in a bar with friends and wandered to another and back and not only was the pint still there, but the people at the table had all taken sips and said not one of them cared for it. Bland plus sweet does not make a beer for me. Tried it again in airport and thought the same.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 roasty aroma with citrus hints. roasty/floral flavor. Nice hop balance. Feels nice on palate. This was a good buy.
BeerNewbie (3) - Smithville, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Draft: Appealing amber color with an almost fruity aroma. Head was light and did not last long. Taste is smooth and sweet. A very drinkable beer. Goes GREAT with Buffalo wings or ribs. I hope to be able to find this quality beer in the lower 48! (I enjoyed this beer at TGI Friday's in Anchorage, AK)
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2004 So smooth... I wasn't a fan of the style til I tried Alaskan. Nice malty brew. Great mouthfeel. Love the taste although a bit on the sweet side. Sweetness gets to you on your third pint. Nice to drink in a hot tub.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Appearance: Amber/copper color, pouring with perhaps inadequate, light head, with little retention.
Aroma: malty, caramel sweetness, slightly fruity.
Tastes fairly sweet and malty, initially, with a well balanced, slightly dry finished; smooth and very drinkable.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich teak wood or overripe tangerine rind in color. Medium head when beer is not too cold (in which case hardly any head is present). Rich, sweet and cake dough malts on nose with flirtation of apple and orange blossom, Outstanding. First taste is caramel, malt, cooked apple, and a surprise of allaspice that makes a brief appearance on each sip. Body is quite sweet and somewhat syrupy, but balanced by the spice and a mild hop finish. A well balanced and pleasing beer for such a ubiquitous brand. Consistently high quality from bottle to bottle.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This altbier pours into the glass with a deep amber body with no head or lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, malty and fruity with a slight hoppy note. The flavor is slightly sweet, fruity and malty with a nice hoppy balance. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. This brew is medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.