MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
-Aroma: Nice soft, fruity aroma
-Appearance: Deep amber in color with a good head
-Flavor: Well balanced between fruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness
-Palate: Creamy and Smooth
-Overall: Refreshingly good
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Wow I found me some lost beer notes so here it goes... A dark amber color with a large head. Flavor is quite hoppy especially for a beer labeled an amber ale. A nice malt profile that makes this a very well balanced beer. Overall a good beer and it’s what a good session ale should taste like.
Earlier Rating: 8/24/2003 Total Score: 3.6
Appearance is amber as you would expect. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with a load of malt. Flavor is fairly complex with the malt and hop flavor balancing out well. Refreshing out in the 100 degree heat. Another good beer from Big River.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Boardwalk in Disneyworld. A nice, mildly hoppy ale. Good balance between malt/hops. A little thin mouthfeel, carbonation was very light.
Good session beer.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, EPCOT, 3/04. Cloudy amber/red with foamy head that lasted nicely. Good looking beer. Strong cascade aromas, mild, but pungent. Nice malt front and hop back that balances well. Melons and underripe pears, caramel. Yum! Crisp, smooth, slightly astringent finish, too.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Draft... Rating #1100... Crystal clear and as deeply copper as a freshly minted penny. Small, creamy, off-white head with terrific lacing and great retention.
The nose is malty and hoppy with notes of broth, horse blanket, straw and jalapeno pepper. Some floral hops as well.
Carefully bittered flavor with notes of grapefruit rind and alcohol. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish. Quite good!
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big River-Boardwalk-Epcot Center. This beer had a medium sized tan head that contained fine sized bubbles that quickly and completely dissipated. The nose was lightly malty and moderately hoppy with a bitter and hoppy flavor that had an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was smooth and bitter and this was a medium bodied beer with fair lacing.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2003
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 75. This draft brew was sampled at the brewery on the Boardwalk at Disneys Epcot Center attraction near Orlando Florida. This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized light brown colored long lasting bibbles that left behind a poor lace and atransparent light brown colored uncarbonated body. The aroma was that of a simple malt hop one and the mouthfeel was initially smooth with a malt hop biting finish. The flavor contained notes of mild caramel malt and hops.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color with a medium head. Thin lacing. Good for an amber, but still average for a beer. Aroma and flavor exhibit a bit of citrus and hops, good maltiness as well.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice, big and hoppy. funny that this is explicitly made for beer geeks (so it says on the beer menu). interesting? maybe not but straight forward beer goodness. bushy and light carmel sweetness. beauty.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk. Moderate Cascade hop & malt aroma. Dark red in color, good head retention. Roasted malt flavor that is long lasting.