gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looked allright at first. Nice dark brown with a thin of-white head. A little lacing...very little. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Not interested yet. Some bite, hoppy up front, malt on the end, with some yeasty flavors, uneventful in between. Some nuttiness as it warmed. Overall very bland, pass on it.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well.... This was just like any other common ale. It should be re-named Atlantic Bar Harbor Real Basic Ale.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear chestnut brown, thin tan head. Faint bready aroma. Faintly spicy flavor, with hints of salt, hops and a veggie flavor at the end. Rather uninspiring.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown with small tan head, complex maltiness and a decent chewy mouth feel. Good session beer.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear mahogany liquid with a nice mocha head. Mildly acidic but malty aroma. First sip good roasted malt flavor but not heavy. Body little heavier than light. Pleasant finish. Nice aftertaste of malt. Good beer.
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber color out of the bottle with a nice creamy off-white head that left attractive lacing. Dusty grain malt nose. Burnt caramel sweetness with dark fruit notes. Medium body. Goes down easily. Faint smokiness toward the finish. Nice enough beer. Thanks to eyedrinkale for the bottle.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
08.11.04 12oz bottle. Cola brown color, smallish head, no lace. Aroma is of burnt nuts, slightly roasty, kind of plasticy. Light body, coating finish. Some hints of sourness at the back. Up front, it’s all malt and hints of roasted nuts. There’s something of a smokey peat characer to it that,l with the sourness, reminds me of a mild...I’m no expert. Overall, a curious, if curiously uninspired, yet quaffable brew.
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brown full color with good lasting head. Aroma is almost that of an ESB and very familiar. The taste is average, but nice. A bit overbearing -- this is definitely a brown ale, but not as malty as most. An easy drinking brown, but just a bit bland. Decent beer.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rich carmel taste, nice amber color. I chose this as my beer for the night last time I was in Bar Harbor and it treated me very well. Great flavor, and not very filling, a good all around beer and a perfect flagship ale for a local brewing company because it has a good classic flavor, but doesn’t try to be too different. Very smooth and easy drinking. Everytime i see this on tap from now on I’ll be sure to have at least one.
jimhilt (2442) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an off-white two-finger head that fades quickly to a ring and leaves some lace. Clear deep amber color, medium bodied and low carbonation. Starts with a good mix of malt and hops, finishes on the dry side. $1.80 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Liquors, Acton, MA.