Diablokev (162) - 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 (263) - 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 (613) - 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 (5022) - 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 (7133) - 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.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first it seems very simple and somewhat boring, but after a while I began to notice there’s something else to this. Some caramel, very subtle hops. A little metallic.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 Nice bronze color. Tan head. Hops/malt perfectly balanced. Goes with nearly any meal that a beer can go with. True, it isn't exotic. It just a solid, great BEER!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SLight hop aroma. Subtle citrus flavor among the malt and hops in the body. Finishes slightly dry. A good session brew.