DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 crystal clear amber with a thin light tan sheet of tiny bubbles.thin in the middle but still clinging to the sides..
carmelly malt aroma..
Carmel initiation with some apple..pie crust..sugar..apple juice finish..Pretty darn sweet & malty but its an altbier..so what do you expect
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty nose.Slightly oily mouth feel, but very clean.Crisp bite finish.Excellent with salmon.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malt emphasis on the nose is almost raw like popping the can on a beer kit, while I find the sweetness on the palate a little too syrupy. I really donít get the hop bitterness from the description more of a dry grainy toasiness that you get from a Marzen. Drinkable but too sweet for my taste. Would probably work well with Alaskan food.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2003 A nice floral and carmelly aroma with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor compliments the smell. Sugary sweetness with a slightly numbing hop flavor. Not much of a finish that leaves your taste-buds quite quickly. The coloration is a beautiful amber color and a nice foamy head with little to nothing to complain about.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really want to like this beer, but is just too sweet for me. Good amber color in the glass with a nice head on it. The flavor is well balanced, it just finishes too sweet for me.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
GABF 2002: Bright amber color. Strong caramel aroma, with clean caramel flavors up front. Light bitter finish. Well balanced. One of the best ambers Iíve tried.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy deep amber with minimal head. Sweet caramelly aroma, supplemented by sugar cane. The flavor has what the aroma suggests, plus a bit of spiciness so itís not unbearably sweet. Minimal bitterness, but quite full bodied. Evokes Fullerís.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The brewer seems to have a house character that I donít get along with that well...weíre kind of like fake friendly towards eachother. Sweet malting and not much more than that one-dimensionality is what I find. Oh, itís not bad, and in fact, I think itís pretty good...I just donít like it all that much.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper color, large head. Complex malt flavor, medium hopped. Malts have a near fruitlike taste (pear?) Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is malty, very little bitterness. Complex taste, very smooth. Very drinkable. Nice beer.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funny story.... I was drinking this beer a couple years back when I was living in Anchorage, and hadnít heard of it since, until living in Austin and talking to íaceofheartsí who reminded me of it. Still havenít had it since, but remember loving it back then. Would like to get my hands on some again soon (my uncle knows the owner, so that shouldnít be too hard,:O) ).