obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep, dull amber/brown with fine off-white head. Nose of sour malt with some hops, and light fruit. Light mouthfeel with bland finish. Flavors of malt, faint hops, and not a lot more. Some sour notes, though a mouthfeel thatís more like water than anything else.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pleasant and average brown ale, slightly nutty, smoothly malty, some pricklyness in the carbonation. Light sour notes in the dry finish.
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nutty dark fruit nose. A brown appearance with a rather small head. The flavor is very straight forward with a slighty sour nutty taste. This is a pretty standard brown ale but enjoyable. Nothing much going on here but it will do.
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 (286) - 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 (5689) - 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 (334) - 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 (1561) - 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 (3866) - 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, itís all malt and hints of roasted nuts. Thereís something of a smokey peat characer to it that,l with the sourness, reminds me of a mild...Iím no expert. Overall, a curious, if curiously uninspired, yet quaffable brew.