Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is a bright amber brown topped with a medium thick head. the aroma is slightly sweet with malt and underlined with hops. the flavor is malty sweet turning woody and hoppy in the middle and finishing with a mellow dry hoppy finish.
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
In my notes I wrote down ’what’s the big deal about this beer?’ The enduring bitterness and curious flavors make this a step up on most American swill--perhaps the key to its popularity--but overall I wasn’t turned on to this. (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)
Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a rarity in brewing...by far one of the best mmicrobrews ever.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe I got a bad batch, but to me this is overpriced swill.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IS steam beer. If you’re a fan of the style, this is it. Besides that, it’s very tasty. Medium bodied, sharp, and clean. I’m not familiar with the intricacies of brewing, but there’s a distinct difference between regular lagers and steam beer. Steam beer tastes more robust and "wetter". One of my summertime through autumn favorites.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a darker amber color and a strong taste with a light fruity taste. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and fruitiness. Overall not bad.
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent beer. Not too hard to drink, maybe a bit strong on the first sip. Quite full-flavored.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good kind of everyday beer, which is a good thing! It is easy to drink. Has a nice full flavor, that is mildly hoppy. Very crisp. The mouthfeel is sort of medium, not really watery, but not thick either. Very good poured from a bottle or from draught.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown color, medium head. A medium bodied beer. Mild malts and hops. Nice malt sweetness, balanced by a nice hop spiciness. Mild taste. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is very full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. A simple well made beer. Classic style.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer with a good flavor. Smooth and well balanced. Not as good as the Liberty Ale or Anchor porter though.