Frank (2384) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 Medium red color is actually quite attractive. Spotty lacing and lackluster head. Creamy, if a bit watery. Spunky carbonation. Mild in flavor but well balanced. Malty, green apples up front. A bit of hops in the finish. A reserved but well made session brew.
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Standard copper color. Average nose. Pretty smooth and a touch bitter. Light in the hops department.
Ensoniq (7) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2003 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good amber with a herbal aroma and a slight bitter taste.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal aroma with tones of toast and some cream.
Round, a bit sweet flavor with maltiness and a nice bitterness.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2004 Copper color, great lasting head. Fruity aroma is the highlight. Nicely bittered, possibly over-carbonated. Well balanced, tasty session brew. Nothing complex about this but the price.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bitter and blah beer. It had superb color and clarity, but beyond that, it was not worth another go.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Truly one of my favorites. I love the smokey peppery taste of this, with an almost IPA feel to it. Sweet and ejoyable with a nice bitter finish
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very sweet, malty and enjoyable aroma. Slighty smoked aromas and almost devoid of hop flavors; a touch of bitterness.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Original Rating January 9, 2003:It’s a good, plain beer. That’s not a bad thing, it’s just the better choice to have for a session. Not heavy, not weak. Nice. 7/4/6/3/14 Re-rate May 9, 2008: Okay, the previous rating is a prime example of what NOT to do when starting to rate beers. Good lord... I guess to be fair, it was only about my 41st rating. Anyways... Copper color with a thin head. Spicy floral hop aroma. A simple dry grain and malt flavor. To borrow from BMC’s marketing departments, it seemed "crisp". How the hell is that actually possible? Fresh and clean. Simple but good.
Diablokev (145) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is sweet and of flowers, with hint of malt. The appearance is a nice copper with a light rust colored head, and nice lace. The flavor is a bit malty with a slight bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth and crisp. Quite a nice brew.