henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle poured a beautiful polished amber liquid with a small rocky white head. The head dissipated quickly leaving only a ring of bubbles around the rim of the glass and no lacing. The aroma was fresh, sweet, and fruity; mainly malt sweetness with a hint of banana. Contrary to what the aroma promised, the initial flavor impression was of bitter hops with a dry, somewhat astringent mouth feel. The malt sweetness came out briefly in the middle while the finish left a warmth in the back of the throat.
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
damn good beer! I first had this in the late 70s. I liked it right off and I didn’t know jack about it then. But I can say that it’s remained the same, purnt near as I can tell, all down thru these ages. Wish Fritz was a girl so I could hit on him (her) or whatever. Just no insects please. Anyway, the beer is an artwork in the cross of lager and ale in the medium department. Pale ale that wants to be a larger lager or a larger ale that wants to be a lager. Have one and dwell on it. Ok, Fritz, if you wear a dress, I won’t be too critical, just don’t talk much.... and wear a high neck dress
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5 cl bottle. Served in Nørrebro Bryghus IPA glass. Amber color. OK head. Fresh aroma. Flavor is nicely rounded and rather complex. Good drinkability.
Tmoney99 (13000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour a dark reddish color with medium head. Aroma has malt and sweet tone. Flavor is much the same with medium sweet and hop finish.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours ruby red with small fizzy head. Sweet floral/candy aroma. Interesting light non-hoppy taste. Alittle watery and overcarbonated for me. Overall an ok beer.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fizzy, white head diminishing. Very light body. Caramel with vinous undertones, unique overall flavor. Slightly bitter on the finish. A well crafted classic; can restore your faith in beer after a sampling a few drainpours
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber pour (quite attractive, really) topped with a rocky, tan, long-lasting head (even nicer) with a creamy mouthfeel. Basically a malty sweetness as a base, with a very lightly hopped, crisp finish. Very drinkable and makes a delightful session beer.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frothy head wth medium amber body. I couldn’t get much of the nose except light hops. Slight honey taste. Perfectly smooth start to finish. (12 oz bottle)
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer! Pours nearly perfect looking amber orange with a nice cream head. Smells a little of fruit (apple?) with just a bit of hops. Somewhat peculiar taste that is quite pleasant, but hard to describe... Sweet with mild fruit flavors, but not syrupy. Hops are present, but don’t overpower. So smooth.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting orangy-brown color. Fizzy with minimal head. Very good flavor, almost like a smoky sweet and bitter ale. Perhaps a nutty flavor. FInishes somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is light and somewhat oily. A very good, unique beer with an interesting history.