cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer out of a bottle. It has a nice malty smell. The color is light amber. The head is cream colored. The taste is refreshing and balanced. It is not overwhelming by any means. It is a good beer for a large gathering as most would like this beer. It, however, has nothing that sets it apart.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber. No floaties as opposed to the Liberty Ale. Small cream head. Nutty smell and flavor. Kind of like a brown ale. Carbonation. Average.
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A GREAT BEER. Beer pours a great bubbly dark amber with a light foamy head. Lacing is extensive all the way to the bottom of the glass. Head dissipates ever so slowly as you drink. A slightly bitter smooth flavor with rusty overtones. A well crafted brew, definetly worth the $9 for the six pack. Excellent. Aroma is ever so slight, but crisp. Not to much there as far as smell goes, but the taste more than makes up for it. The flavor leaves tougue slightly dry begging for another sip. Palate is strong and doesn't dissapear in between drinks.
Reid (1899) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a lovelly crystal clear darkish amber with a creamy white head.
Nice clean aroma..slightly roasted malts and spicy hops detected.
Beer tastes a great sweet, creamt , light milk chocolaty with some small bitterness as an aftertaste, a well balanced beer.
Smooth on the palte but does rough up at the very end.
An American tradition and still a great beer.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nice amber/deep golden colour with a rocky head. Hoppy, smokey aroma. Toffee notes in the flavour, somewhat smokey. Nice bitter finish.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brew, just kinda hard to figure out. Not very malty and not very hoppy, but it is pleasent.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a finely crafted brew.Nice rich amber/golden.So so head/lace.Nice qualty sweet malt aroma w/ some hops helping out.Nice light carbonation/smooth malty/nice bit of hops to make this one almost worth the high cost of this fine brew.I prefer the liberty but this one is my woman's favorite
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, with a thick, creamy head.
A rather dry palate and a bit smoky flavour with toffee and fruits.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 Rerate: Had a stronger smokey flavor than before. Nice kind of woody aftertaste.
Either this beer is overrated or I got a horrible batch. Tasted horribly watery with a nearly american standard after taste. However, I did taste some faint roasty flavors. I'm gonna have to sample this again.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this is nice beer. Seemed very 'normal' to me at first but there's a lot going on here. Nice roasted malt flavors. Very well balanced. Nice balance between fullness and drinkability, too. Nice 'thirsty' beer. Cool f'in bottle, too.