dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Nothing wrong with this lager. Was looking for something more. Tasted like any other amber.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good overall color and flavor. Mildy smooth, but complex taste for a lager.
Strykzone (6212) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth beer. Rather dark in appearance with a light head. Very enjoyable.
raymow (1323) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Reminds me of Red Hook Blonde Ale. Has a sweet aroma and flavor, but not too sweet. I also like the color, it's a bit darker than I expected. (Oops - I posted this review on a River Horse beer by mistake.)
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Small head. Aroma is sweet malt. A medium bodied lager. Malts are slightly sweet. Hops are soft and slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Taste is somewhere between a lager and an amber/Vienna. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dull amber. Scant, off white head. Slow, big bubbled carbonation. Caramel and light toasted malt aroma with flakes of spicy hops. Crisp yet firmly malted with caramel notes, toasty husks and a touch of cocoa. Spicy hop balance. Medium body. Quite full for a lager, though crisply finishing. Ends with a toasted caramel, spicy hop mixture and clean water finish. Not quite a Vienna but a good amber lager.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but not the greatest lager.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
While it is a good quality beer, there is entirely too much smoke. The hops are completly overpowered by the smoky malt. A little too over the top. While Blue Ridge has been doing well, this beer is unfortunatly an exception for me.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cobalt Blue Bottle! Wow! Rather malty and flavorful. Very nice!