SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Striking yellow-amber hues along with the far off smell of a freshwater lake mixed with malt start off this diminutive brew. A bit bitter bite and little else makes up the bulk of this beer. Without the cloying and annoying bite, which lasts quite long, there wouldn’t be much here. Lake water laced with fertilizer is the best I can describe it.
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 7, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
like someone took an esb and mixed it 50% with seltzer water. the bitterness stands out because there’s nothing else to it - maybe a slight hint of malt someplace. is strangely filling for how watered down it is. if you want something light and refreshing - get a bass instead. sometime’s there’s a good reason ’they don’t make them like that anymore’
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Astonishingly bad for this brewery. Thin and bland malt flavor that finishes with an unbearable dryness. At 2.3%, I find myself wondering why I even purchased this.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bleah. Refreshing, but weirdly filling as well. I’m glad to have tried it, but it’s a bit much after a while. Bitter and thin.
legion242 (2169) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper penny colored; Head was dense and fluffy; Nose had grass- appealing. VERY dry- almost abrasive. No Malt presence. Hops have little floral or citrus characteristics- pure aromatic and drying. Most flavorful sub 3% beer I have ever had.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some nice citrusy bitterness and a giant cedar full of flower buds…Strong salted cheese..A breeze of caramel…
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling tan-amber appearance with a drossy foam and cream head. The crips smell of thsi beer has notes of mash with a beef-like quality as well. Msh and brassy flavor with the soft undercurrent of hops. The underbelly of this beer is of a definite metallic character with some bitterness.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer made from leftovers? Initially I was completely disappointed as there didn’t seem to be any character other than a slight hop bite in the finish. Develops a little doughy malt in the nose and a biscuity flavor as it warms but never really convincing. Just seems to be a novelty beer.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
What the hell was that??? I tried reading the description of the beer on the neck of the bottle, but I couldn’t figure out exactly what it was supposed to be. Is this the leftover crap when they brew Old Foghorn???? Bad beer... reminiscent of a German pilsener, but not nearly as good. Boooo Small Beer, booo. 2.3% ABV???? What, I might as well be drinking my own piss!!! The best thing that could possibly come of this beer is someone calling it ’vapid and insipid.’ Well done JPDIPSO. I’ll drink Radler before this shite.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I can appreaciate some of the history of this style, but why grains are no longer a high commodity. Very weak and flavorless. Vapid and insipid.