jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Small head, nice amber color. Malty taste with a nice hoppy finish to balance it out. One of my favorite beers. Used to have to go to California to enjoy. How times have changed.
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
While a little, expensive, I enjoyed this beer. Medium to small head with a cloudy appearance. Very well balanced and smooth drinking.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smooth crisp beer, with a nice copper color, and a very nice head with a sweet smooth taste and nice fruit aroma.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, well-balanced brew. Very malty, deep rich color and aroma, with a little hops to even it out. Very sweet and robust, cloying and thick.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
- deep amber color, good aroma, flavor is fruity, slightly bitter but not overpowering
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour a nice medium to dark amber, with a small head. Aromas were malty, and tastes were like sweet bread, perhaps honey loaf.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of malt, bread and hops. Reminds me of Pizza Hut breadsticks.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/16/03: bottle. good amount of off- white head. light, golden- amber colour. honey and hops to the taste. nice and refreshing.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I used to love this beer, and at one point it may have been one of the finest American craft beers. It certainly was the best craft beer I could find back east. It is still good but there is so much more competition now. Malt and hops, sweet, with a bitter finish. Beautiful copper color, good hear.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fond memories of this beer. One of the few good beers in California that was available in the past. Malty aroma with caramel and hops. Copper amber color with a light head. Hoppy flavor with a caramel, honey sweetness and malty backbone. Bitter aftertaste. Slight creaminess, medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Goes well with quite a few seafood dishes.