Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a pinkish white head. Smells of grapes. Tastes watery with some very bland malty notes.
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Headless, with a lifeless deep brown body. Very malty caramel - but DID THEY ADD HOPS?!?!?!?! Bitter finish but SO malty!
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Poured a copper-amber in color with a thin whitish head. Aroma was not very strong, but some hint of fruity malts. Flavor was well surprisingly well balanced with a decent mix of estery malts and spicy hops. Easy drinking...
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall good presentation. A bit of carmel malt undertone. The label says red ale, but seems a bit more fruity than a typical red.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color, slightly small head that lingers the entire beer. Smells pretty good with a fruity smell. The fruitiness and other tastes in the beer are all perfectly matched. A decent amber I must say.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear light reddish copper, with a big, lasting creamy beige head...malty, light apple and brown sugar-inflected aroma...very full body features lots of sour cherry, a bit of citrus, and some dry woodiness towards the finish...sour, dry, long finish. This is definitely one of the better Maine micros; I want to try more.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle
Pours a deep amber, reddish brown. Nice tan head, about 1/2 inch thick that leaves little lace. Smells slightly bitter with light malty aromas and hints of apple.
Tastes immediately bitter and hoppy although that quickly fades. Not that hoppy. Smooth and buttery if you can imagine that, hint of coriander with a caramel finish. Light to medium bodied and a very drinkable brew.
I grab a six-pack of Lobster Ale, cross Rt. 1 and drink it while eating lobster dinners at Young’s Lobster Pound here in Belfast. Tastes best under these circumstances.
ClarkVV (4209) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 On draught 4/22/05 at Darby’s (Belfast, ME). Clear orange-golden beer with a small white head, dense but eventually receding to cover. Aroma is full of fruit esters, lots of diacetyl and creamy sweetness. Leafy, lightly aromatic hops. Flavor begins with tons of diacetyl and rich honeycream malt. The fruity esters are off the charts on this one. Raspberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches. Bits of candied fruit as well and a more dry finish, with hints of leafy, fuzzy hops. Soft, low carbonation, medium body, no thinning. I’m very impressed. Looking forward to more from this brewery.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: pours amber with a thin white head. Not too much to this one from what I can discern. Very little aroma and very little flavor. Finish is mildly cardboardish. The bottle has a best by date of August 06. Disappointing.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good red ale, with plenty of carbonation that took a while to settle. Not hoppy very easy to drink.