sloth (2688) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized light tan head, fair retention, minimal lace. Hazy brown color. Malty, nutty nose. Medium body. Grainy, bready malt flavors with a hint of dark roast malts. Finish is dry.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Bottle (BB Mar 08). Head is mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a hint of honey. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems like a recipe change since I had it a few years ago...quite weak now (old score = 3.6).
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper body with a weak white head. Caramel, yeast, buttery nose. Some fruit. Flavor had some fruitiness and malt. A refreshing drink.
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a one-fingered white head that fades quickly and leaves hardly any lace. Cloudy amber color. The nose is musty and metallic - unusual for any beer. Light - medium carbonation. Starts sweet but thin bodied, finishes smooth. $2.99 for a 500ml bottle.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby brown body with a spongy tan head. Wonderful chewy malted aroma. Succulent raisins, sticky sugar, and white grapes. Dark bubbles cling the glass inside the body and seem to hang suspended the hazy liquid. Moist gummy mouth feel. Chewy nuts, toasted grain, butter, and a light hop bitterness. Delicious.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light chestnut, hazy. Nice tan head fades quickly. Malt flavors predominate--the sweetness becomes more apparent as it warms above cooler temperature. The Hallertau tops are not much in evidence.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel colored body with a thin, off-white head. Chewy, malty aroma with light chocolate, toffee, varied bits of citrus fruit and some nuts. A moderate body that is fairly full, but doesn't last long. The nice malt character lasts well into the flavor. Great toasted malts balance the sweetness. Just a touch of hops in the finish adds variety and depth. A really enjoyable and drinkable dunkel.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great tasty beer. Pours a light murky brown, with just a small foamy head. The aroma is sweet and nutty. The flavor is a great roasted, dark flavor, with syrupy dark chocolate flavors, walnuts, oak and honey roasted peanuts. Tasty!
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dirty brown with an off-whitehead. Aroma is yeasty and bready. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Spices, bread, fruit, and yeast on the tongue. Not a bad beer, but it really reminded of a loaf of bread.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dictionary definition of crystal clear amber. Medium-sized, frothy, beige head. Good retention and lacework.
The aroma is very malty and fruity with notes of strawberry, peach, honey and toffee. Great bouquet. Despite being very fruity and malty in flavor, this is one very well-balanced brew. I don't smell the hops, but I taste them. The yeast and malt govern this lager. The hops are an afterthought... a very nice afterthought. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.