Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good , solid beer, nice flavor, does have an aftertaste, but a nice one to me! A Savory beer
stedanko (3) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 6, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I never thought something from my hometown could be so good. Very smooth, tastes similar to a Sam Adams with a nice bite. Dark amber color. Only flaw is the slightly harsh aftertaste. Nevertheless, the beer of choice for feeling loose quick.
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well done! Great hops and malt experiment. A strong ale that is not overly astringent.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A GOOD looking brew, nicely marketed. I found it with a big head and all the grapefruit tones you could want. It shows better as it warms.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 I think this beer is great!! as i drink it now,it has adark red amber color and a thick light brownish foamy head with thick lacing down the glass.
strong enough to know your drinking a real beer with just a bit of bite at swallow.
good good beer,will buy again!!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. 05.24.04 Deep mahoganey pour with minimal halo of a head. Reeks of grapefruity hops, alcohol, citrus grove. It’s hoppy. The taste is mostly hops, abusive, numbing hops. Almost totally linear like chewing on the pith of an underripe grapefruit. Maybe some raw, earthy, grassy barley at the finish. Pithy, ridiculously astringent, dry. Interesting, but not something I’d trip my grandma for to get the last bottle on earth.
bobbo16 (22) - Copley, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is so impressive that it has a god named ABA in a Pantheon of Mantrip golf gods. Lesser beer drinkers should go have a Bud Light with their tail between their legs.
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a dark ruby with little head. Flavor is dominated by sweet caramel and butterscotch, with only a mild hops presence. I was expecting a hop assault, but this was smooth and pretty drinkable. Maybe I’ve just been jaded by the many super-hopped beers out there. Not really what I expected, but good nonetheless.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my first beer rating. I’ve had a few beers in my day, but have been stuck with the normal, everyday bar beers. My friends have talked me into expanding my adventures. This was my first. Very impressed with their choice. This beer had a flowery aroma with a stong hops presence. Full bodied, and a very impressive start.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
quality. nice rich malty caramel aroma. deep amber color with thin head. nice and malty, slightly dry, but very smooth finish. great palate. the hype is well placed. this beer is pretty good.