Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel, sweet and just slightly hoppy notes. Medium amber color with little head. Sour flavor, slides down fast with little aftertaste. Hints of coffee.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle served in glass - bottled at Big Horn #2, FC, CO. Pours nice clear copper in color with thin head. Aroma is pleasant but mostly indistinguishable, mildly sweet, maybe nutty; no hops noticable despite the write-up indicating 4 different varieties (apparently in very small quantities). Flavor is rather flat but not at all distasteful, with mild malt and nut tones and again no hops, that stays on the palate for a short amount of time making this a drinkable beer. Overall, in reviewing my score, I was surprised to see it tally up so low (2.8 originally) since it is very drinkable, but again there is nothing about this beer that stands out; I gave it an additional "overall" point for the easy drinkability. I would recommend this beer despite the low result especially for the casual beer drinker (not any of you crazy enough to rate beers online, but maybe some of your friends). Wife says, "Mmmm... good; I could drink that."
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, some head with decent lacing. Served way too cold.After it warmed some flavor was malty with a light hop finish. Average amber.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice taste. They’re not lying about the alcohol content, either.
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good overall color and head. Average aroma. More a classic Amber than a Red Ale, more malt than hops. Still balanced and roasty. Good with a Steak and Mushrooms. One of the Brewery’s two best for me.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Alrington, TX
This was one of the best brews of the night out of the 8 beers I tried. Really has no new taste that grabs me, tastes like most ambers.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got this at the RAM. loved the dark coloring and the taste was good . very easy to drink
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap; smooth to slightly sweet finish; easy to drink but a forgettable beer. (#43)
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer I had at alefort in Boise Idaho
aroma- caramel with toast
appearance- Red or ’amber’ in color.
taste- classic amber beer. Little salt on this beer.
palate- smooth with a little co2.
overall I have liked this beer for sometime. I have been grabbing growlers for years at the two locations here in town. Thanks for contributing to boise’s beer
roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this brew at Tir Na Nog in Seattle - it’s the best of the three brews that they do themselves (Tir Na Nog is one of Ram’s pubs) It has a wonderful almost fruity aroma and a strong taste.