SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think of this as the beer that allowed Liberty to happen. It's the classic California style which is a subdued, middle of the road ale. A good beer but there are other styles I prefer.
Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy with scents of malts and a little hops.It is what it says...clean... almost too clean. Malty start with a slightly bitter palate. Not too bad but pretty generic.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clean and dry. Not too complex yet very enticing. A beer that sets the standard for all california lagers.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i really like this stuff, very nice with food. for detailed or not so detailed tastings too, which is nice. kinda like a weird bitter.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's been too long since I've had this beer. Nice floral hoppy nose. Has a nice amber color. Tangy hop character dominates, crisp and clean in the finish. It leaves with a bitter dry aftertaste. A beer that would be great with a seafood paring. Yes it is a little overpriced but still a good beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to say I prefer the draft version over the bottle, although the bottle has nicer lacing.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 An interesting beer. Deep orange body and a medium fast disappearing head. Malty nose. Hoppy and malty flavor. Very nice hop bitter aftertaste. Smooth palate.
rightsaidleft (7) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer that was immortalized in the NOFX song Scavenger Type. I'm not quite sure it was worth 13 quarters myself. It has a solid mildly hoppy taste to it. But that sharp bitter aftertaste is a bit too much for me.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has been a while since I've had this beer. It is still a very good beer. I love the clean crisp flavor that melds a nice hop bitterness and mild hop flavor with some malt background. The finish is a little bitter but not to bitter that it distracts from the overall flavor. A very good beer that I had before and will enjoy again in the future.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful color. Not too carbonated. The aroma is vaguely melon like. The taste has the same melon quality. Overall, an impressive beer. I'll have more in the future.