HogTownHarry (6375) - 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 (5593) - 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 (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.