vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice amber color and a fruity smell. Taste is a smooth fuity malt flavor and finishes with light bitterness. Overall I like this beer quite a bit.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pleasant carmely and light floral nose. Very drinkable session beer, I could quite easily down a sixer without looking back. I like the mouthfeel too, just a little bit too much cloying though.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 Hazy amber, large head. Antiseptic citrus nose. Faintly fruity,good malt taste. Medium hop finish. Metallic. Think I got a bad one. Will look for another and re rate
Rerate Sept 24/06:Hazy dark amber,small beige head.Light woody, carmel nose. Nice crystal(not carmel) malt profile,lightly hopped.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer, but not a great one. Has a lemony aroma to it, with a thick head as well. The taste is only so-so, and the aftertaste isn’t good at all.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 ReRate 3/1/2003: On tap the aroma is a bit more intense. More caramel, more citrus, and some nutty notes. I'll bump it up a little on the aroma for this.
A nice beer. Although not very inspiring. Bitterness and maltiness were appropriate. Like the previous rater I think this is a fine session beer.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light in colour but strong in earthy malt presence. Touches of lemon. Very nice.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruddy peach in color, with even the peach fuzz appearing in the form of a light haze. elegant beige head has the lace of an elizabethan collar. aroma has topsy’s caramel popcorn, vanilla wafers, and very nicely baked barley malts with their light sugars just browning. pleasing carbonation embraces the tongue fully but without affront, letting that gentle sweetness spread over the palate. like the ale counterpart of a vienna, or a rich marzen, it’s a showcase for malt, having neither strong spice, fruit, nor hoppy elements. hop appears modestly as a post-swallow afterthought. a grand guzzler though, quenching with a snack of crusty french bread, garden tomatoes and baby swiss.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A nice head that lasted the entire glass. Some hops to this amber ale that gave it a crisp taste. A lot of malt in the aroma, vineous, and has a slightly roasted and grainy character.
freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
High sweetness for an amber. Disctinctive malt quality with bright copper color. This is not typical of an amber but a great beer nontheless.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A copper color brew that has a nice floral nose.What hop is that? Anyways this was a great session beer that had a nice malty body with a hop bite at the finish.