BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a fluffy head--this beer has a well balanced aromatic coalescence of malt and floral hops with touches of sugary sweetness. Finely balanced flavor as well with a body rounded out with a woody barrel taste--that give it an aged quality. The hops become increasingly apparent with each sip--this beer is superba on the palate. An exceptional amber with the balance tipped to the hops--a great beer for the style and one that should realize broad appeal.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth with a nice oily butterscotch taste up front, and light hoppy clean finish... little alcohol taste, seems hidden.
kburns99 (7) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve always really enjoyed this one.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very flavourful. Attractive price for the quality of he beer.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty flavor, with a slight bitterness. Hint of caramel. A nice refreshing beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. Poured a hazy orangish-yellow. Definitely cloudier than most ambers. Nice nose, very sweet and malty, plenty of citrus hints. Flavor is exceptional, with plenty of grapefruit, caramel malts, and wonderfully balanced malts. Very smooth and creamy and quite refreshing. The best amber Iíve encountered
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium body, coppy color, rich caramal malt flavor, very smooth, a sweet malty nose, decent amber
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This oneís a beauty. It was love at first sight, just something about the appearance really strikes me. A lot hoppier than my native yeastier Bellís Amber. Crisp as a morning breeze and refreshing as a morning shower.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was sampling some mellower brews at the time, but the hops really stood out in this. On tap, itís pretty thin, and that may have accentuated the rise of herbal bitterness on close as well. When I did get other flvours they were citrusy, as from a wheat beer, rather than strong amber maltiness. A strange little brew.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber, this is a very drinkable beer. Wonderful color, really nice, smooth flavor.