JoeM500 (1904) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit juice red with a huge, thick off-white head. Big nose of fresh baked bread and citrusy hops. Big cacsade hops nose like a Rogue Ale. Sweet caramel is the first taste. An almost sour apple note is lurking beneath the bready, thick, sweet malt. Hops is mighty and clean and stays strong on the palate long after I've swallowed. Mmm Mmm good!
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off white head,some laceing left behind.Beautiful,bright dark amber color.Malty nose.Medium palate.Malty sweet, kinda sticky.Like my ambers a little cleaner.Still a good drinking brew.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish color. Smell is of malt and citrus. Caramel taste, but really sweet. Nothing more than an average unimpressive beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Terribly nice American ale showing off quite complex malt flavors with hops playing the background role, as per style. This is an easy drinker, but the toasted, fruity and caramel malt flavors will grab your attention. Great lacing too.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 Re-rate-pours a dark copper hue with with nice tan rocky head. medium carbonation. very cascade hop aroma-slight citrus but mostly caramel malts and piney hops. very balanced flavors of biscut-y/toasty malts and piney hops. body is pretty good for an amber ale. long hoppy finish. Definately a solid amber! I dont think i have had a bad avery beer yet!
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling amber with off white head.Fruity nose.
Light fruit sweet malt taste with decent hop finish. Good body for the style
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting taste---kinda tart, kinda bitter, with carmel Nicely complex flavor, with slightly oily mouthfeel. Pleasant surprise, especially since it was cheap when purchased. Would definately purchase again...
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can’t see clearly, but the label appears to depict a pointy hunk of moldy bleu cheese. Ample malt to balance out the hops here. Given its warmth, you’d think it’s 7% abv. Oddly, I can’t taste the bleu cheese at all.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
great hop and fruit aroma.
nice malt taste with a very acidic sourfinish. almost scotch-like in complexity. would make a good cask conditioned bitter.
Ernest (6164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit), with light notes of ashtray, dirt. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Kinda dull this time around, with a hint of that ashtray stink I found plentiful in this year’s Mephistopheles. I wonder what the deal is.