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 (407) - 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
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange, Nice head but fades quick, no lace. Aromas include yeast, straw, cardboard, hops. Taste is not heavy but quite bitter. Little malt but pleanty of herbal hops, tart fruit, earth, straw and yeast. Mouthfeel was right for the taste. Not the best craft brew but probably a lot like American beer before the macros took over.
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice taste in mouth but I couldn’t get through the aftertate. I didn’t hate it but it was "different". A beer to grow into possibly. Great head great body..almost a wife in waiting...but like a wife...it didn’t know when to shut up.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a nice medium amber topped by attractive creamy beige head, lacing is so-so. Aroma is fresh bread, maybe a little banana. Nothing really unique about flavor, just has a good fresh taste, maybe a bit doughy. Finish is a little cloying. Overall this is just a nice American classic, nothing fancy. Good stuff.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been drinking this for years, its a classic beer, with its own flavor. Its citrus flavored with a bit of spice too, hoppy, and refreshing at the same time, I know that it wouldn’t seem refreshing, but I often drink it on a hot California day, and its great. Good beer!