happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a finely crafted brew.Nice rich amber/golden.So so head/lace.Nice qualty sweet malt aroma w/ some hops helping out.Nice light carbonation/smooth malty/nice bit of hops to make this one almost worth the high cost of this fine brew.I prefer the liberty but this one is my woman's favorite
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, with a thick, creamy head.
A rather dry palate and a bit smoky flavour with toffee and fruits.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2003 Rerate: Had a stronger smokey flavor than before. Nice kind of woody aftertaste.
Either this beer is overrated or I got a horrible batch. Tasted horribly watery with a nearly american standard after taste. However, I did taste some faint roasty flavors. I'm gonna have to sample this again.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this is nice beer. Seemed very 'normal' to me at first but there's a lot going on here. Nice roasted malt flavors. Very well balanced. Nice balance between fullness and drinkability, too. Nice 'thirsty' beer. Cool f'in bottle, too.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet caramel, malty aroma. Very clear orange-amber colour with good two inch head of fine bubbles that diminishes fully, but slowly with some lacing. Rich roasty flavour with some nuttiness and a nice background bitterness. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests and nicely balanced. Good light palate - this is a real thirst-quencher, and it tastes good too. Bottle.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good-looking amber body with nice carbonation and finely laced 2 inches head, medium-lasting. Piny hops aroma with notes of perfumey caramel. Nice malt development in mouth, good balance. I like it more with every sips. It remains very light though with resin hoppy profile bringing a light bitterness. Well done and indeed got the lager light and refreshing smooth body which I liked.
Accaris (21) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a medium yellow head; aroma is a bit sweet, like baked apples maybe. Copper color is nice in the glass. This is a well balanced, semi-bitter beer with malt tones, comparable to a good ale. A bit wet. Aftertaste is quick and far from unpleasant. Very good overall and more accessible than Anchor's Liberty Ale.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A grassy beer that simply reminds me of a bad lager. PErhaps a ground-breaking or revered beer, but I just can;t seem to like it. Bottle, draft, can't get by the weird grassiness.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. At the Shoreditch festival. Amber with an attractive bold white head, that settled down. Lovely complicated malt aroma and taste. The beer smoothly transitions from complex malt to a pleasant and refreshing bitter finish. Their porter kills this but its not a bad beer by any stretch.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: bronze coloured with loads of fizz rushing to fill the gaps in the thin patchy head. Thick chewy malt aroma that coats the nostrils. Pretty good bitterness - on the pine tree side, and a wet malty finish. Not exactly doing much for me, but not bad.