3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep amber brown. Looks like a bock. Typical malty syrup aroma and flavor, sticky and ugly. Malty, nutty and with some vanilla. Nothing worth continuing to write about.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured a medium reddish brown with a slightly off white head. Aroma was sour and slightly buttery(?). Flavor was very malty and very tangy, almost like vinegar. The flavor struck me as very unbalanced, overwhelmingly cidery. Maybe my bottle had gone bad? This beer became undrinkable about halfway through and became a sour feast for the drain. I'll try this again in the future and rerate if my rated sample was indeed spoiled.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with foamy white head. Nutty toffeeish aroma with grapefruitish hops. Flavor is slightly hoppy with a background of malt, fairly well balanced but a little too musky and tart for my taste.
Aurelius (4229) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cascade aroma with some caramel. Highly hopped and maybe a little overbrewed. Gets tinny in the finish. Good moutfeel. Bronze beer with creamy head.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Dallas location. Reddish-amber, average looking. Ugh...adjunctive malts prevail here too, but at least it's something to chew on after their blonde.
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled draught at Humperdinks, Dallas, Texas.
Dark amber. Fruity and roasty with a touch of soapy citrus fruits. Rather malty, but mellow. Syrupy, bitter finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another basic boring ale from Big Horn. Reminded me of the old style Killian's. Not very bitter and very mild malty aftertaste. There is just nothing to it.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty basic, hum-drum beer. A step up from the mainstream, but a dull offering intended for its sports-bar crowds. Decent amber/brown color, a bit of head, with extremely mild bitterness and hop notes. It is what it is and not much more. (on tap at Greenville Ave., Dallas location)
Ernest (6258) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Body is medium amber.
lightly malty (caramel),
trace hops (flowers).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Westminster, CO location: Nutty maltiness. Just OK amount of hop aromas/flavors; very little bitterness. Thin body makes it painfully easy to quaff. A good session beer, but not a lot of personality.