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 (4395) - 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 (147) - 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.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfect session beer light in all flavors but nothing is missing. This is the first real beer [all malt] I had ever drank and it ruined me to the mega brews
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good full flavor beer. The steam style has the flavor of an ale, with some varying level of flavors. It's well hopped, probably to cover some of these flavors. It also is a full flavor and bodied beer which is pleasant to drink.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great example of plain old beer (thats a compliment). Reminded me alot of bass if you adjusted the levels of malt and background fruity flavors. What I like about this as well as bass is that it is a well refined great tasting common beer. I love imperial stouts and well hopped IPAs but I couldn’t sit at a bar and drink 7 or 8 in a night. This beer I could and I would enjoy every one of them. And I think it would be a shame to take points way just because it is a common style.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a slightly darker, less hop pronounced sam adams? it good, but not that good.
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper in colour....copper in smell!!! Good in overall flavour, a decent amount of hops and a great flavour. One of my favourite beers that I can find anywhere!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull, mildly hoppy aroma. Light copper body and fluffy head. Moderately bitter with a small amount of malty sweetness. It transistions well and does have a cleaner finish than most beers.