brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the way the round, almost fruity-sweet malt is accompanied by a gentler hops style than I expect following Sean around through western brews. I enjoyed drinking this alot - we had it to celebrate the closing on our new house a few months back, so it stands out to be sure.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Interesting aroma--has a strange smell intermixed
with hop aroma. Nice semi-dark appearance, too. Strong bitter
taste. Balanced malt, but bitter off flavor ruins the
finish. Very bad on the alconomic scale--but only 3$ on draught
special so i tried and rated it.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft and I have to be honest. I wrote the ratings on a napkin and didnít take any further notes. Until I sample further.......my ratings stand.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Always difficult to rate the standards ... there is a tendency to overrate knowing the history. A wonderful malt and hoppy nose is belied with a beautiful amber-brown color. A little maltier than (what has become) the standard American pale ale. The lager yeast is evident and stands out for its unusual warm spiciness ... due to fermentation. Not my favorite beer, but still, a classic.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in SanFran. Distinct clean bitterness up front. Slightly wheaty. Mild floral/herbal hops. Very good and easy drinking. Refreshing. Morning beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty taste and aroma, grainy and also hoppy. Golden amber body. Was once one of my favorite american beers, before I tried óthers - the tour in the Brewer in San Francisco must have something to do with that.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good mouthfeel & sweet creamy finish. Very drinkable beer, which is good because itís pretty widely available, including at tons of bars.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2007 Pleasant toasty malt aroma. Some fruit flavors: prunes and grapes. Dry, astringent finish. I wasnít particularly impressed with this beer, especially considering the exorbitant price.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful color, almost nonexistent head. Not outstanding or especially different, I think the bottle would impress people (who arenít beer connoisseurs) into thinking that you have great taste.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice slightly dark color with standard malt and hop flavors. Nothing special. Just quality beer.