steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange brown. slight tan head, a bit frothy. smells so fresh, baked bread. immediate sweetness hits my tongue. excellent. sweet/(slight fruit/apple) - moderated flavor leaves me for more. pleasant aftertaste. a bit thick to my stomach - buttery (& a bit syrupy/cloying), smooth, could be the buttery end that's too thick for me. pleasant beer though. thanks tannertavernboy!
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks like southern comfort-the hard alchohol (orangish/red/brown). soda-like head which dissipated very quickly. sweet taste, slightly cherry or maybe maple. weak flavour.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 Smells somewhat like a bitter with a hint of cherries. clear, mild red body with no head. Tastes light, malty with cherries and possibly maple?
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. This is a very non-dememo beer. I'm not a big fan of the style, but this beer isn't overly flavorful, and fairly balanced - no strong hops or malt.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2003
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small head that vanishes almost immediately.
Nice amber color. Malty aroma that is almost
syrup. Flavor is downright flat. Weak finish, with
no hop flavor that I can taste. Horrible.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In my opinion, the benchmark by which all Alt beers should be measured. Sweet, yet not cloyingly so with a slightly mild hoppy finish. Very impressive.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. My first alt, actually. I like the body, medium maltiness. Before Belgians a Barleywines, I would have thought this was quite thick. No head, but I'm not certain if that's the style. Just OK, but I would buy it again.
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber coloured beer,small head.Sweet malty aroma with hints of butterscotch /toffee.
Quite a sweet Alt..but near the end tastes a lot like cold tea..not a bad beer at all
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 OK, I’m puzzled by the favorable reviews. A great amber color, with almost no head, and even the lace vanishes. Mouth is thin and astringent. Taste is very light, a little malt, adequately hopped. Pretty much an uninteresting brew, with a slightly off finish. // rerated ... new bottle, new batch ... Rich golden color, good head, dry and astringent, with a nutmeg and spruce kind of touch behind the malt and hops.//Tried again, draft in Phoenix. Even more annoyingly astringent than I remember.
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its what the name implys- A good Amber ale! Good and drinkable, carmel malt add a slight sweetness to the beer. Well balanced.You owe it to yourself to have one!