TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I found this pleasant to drink. A bit of a grainy (?) mouthfeel, medium bitterness and quite soft.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650ml). Poured a very lively slightly hazy orange with a good size off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma very mild, slight hops, orange juice malt. Taste more hoppy, a little minerally harsh, the orange juice malt is there at the start but very muted and has faded by the finish, which is a little too bitter for a little too long. Mouthfeel nondescript. Very easy to drink though.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap in Almeda, CA. It’s drinkable lager style (I think) not skunky smooth taste but nothing outstanding about the flavor.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Eh not sure what to say here, kidda alot of nothingness, that left a bad taste in my mouth. RERATE: Up from 2.3. Iv had this beer many many times now and everytime i still find it annoys me, its a malty session ale and thats about it.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a tight two-finger head. A lot of effervescence in the middle of the glass. Smells like a malty lager. The crispness of a well-made lager is in the flavor, but I’m getting no ale fruitiness. Tastes like a decent Vienna Lager—at least it does for a second, then the taste is gone. Thin and kind of bland, but very drinkable.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber beer, great head that fades slowly (much slower than most). Flavor was a bit weird, and I definitely do not enjoy the bitter aftertaste.
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Moderate hoppy aroma with some maltyness present. Average to large size frothy off-white head with fair lacing. Medium amber colour. The flavour is well balanced: starts off slightly sweet and bitter then the finish becomes more bitter for an average to long duration. Medium bodied with a dry texture.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured light golden orange with little head. Fruitiness of banana and even some pineapple, without the citrus bite. Maltiness but not in a bready way. Hops were more present than most lagers, but a little disappointing - probably because of the enormous hoppiness of their Liberty Ale.
MarkBarnes (405) - Waterville, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aug. 23. 2005. 22 oz. "bomber." Found this brew more "exciting" than expected. Unusual and decidedly sweet aroma and taste -- I agree with a previous reviewer who detected "banana" in it, although I’d perhaps call it "candied banana." Whatever "fruity-sweetness" lives in this brew is nicely balanced, however, by some serious hop bitterness that introduces itself quite early and stays very late. I remember trying this a year or so ago and not liking it much. Glad I waited to rate this, as I’ve changed my mind.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Very good, but I enjoy Sierra Nevada more. Bitter in a good way. Sharp taste without unpleasant aftertaste