JFGrind (1950) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable amber ale seasoned with mild hops and malt sweetness. Easy to drink, definitely makes a good session beer.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - APR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Although this was fairly good, it just isn’t my cup o’ tea. Pour is a browish/amber color, OK head. Sweet malts, hoppy too. Somewhat dry, bitter finish. It does have a rather nice aroma. Overall, nothing spectacular, but drinkable.
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber w/ and off white head. Malty, caramelish aroma. Taste sweet, sticky malts with a dry, slightly hoppy finish. Good stuff - thanks slikwily.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is truly a great beer made by an awesome brewery. Its a shame I'm not closer to Wisconsin. I'd consume everything they put out. Amber was a terrific beer. Great Taste. Good head out of bottle. Smooth, sweet and hoppy all at the same time. If you haven't had this one you're missing out.
jtw (1149) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear copper/amber, small head. mild, sweet aroma--almost like coca-cola. full body of sweet malt with a smooth transition into a complex hoppy finish. solid body; very enjoyable.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, obviously. there were certinaly malt traces, but I found the hops stood out more and stole the show. It made for an interesting taste; not sure I like it.
jde123 (771) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad, Capital still continues to surprise me with the high quality of their beers. very sweet taste, nice aftertaste and a decent feel.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color moderate head. Aroma is caramel with some hops. Flavor is malty and mildly hopped.
hershiser2 (1691) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: slightly cloudy deep orange, small head
Smell: sweet alcohol scent; nothing special
Taste: bitter, nice flavor, nothing extraordinary, very smooth
Mouthfeel: good! I expected a heavy finish, but got a nice easy end
Very drinkable, though nothing special.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Viennas just aren't my style. This beer poured amber-orange with a thin off-white head. Nice floral hoppy aroma with sweet malts. I simply found the flavor and body to be lacking- the floral hops flavors are nice but the malts left a "sugar water" impression on me, leaving a very sweet but short-lived flavor followed by watery blandness. The beer also had a somewhat tangy middle. Boring.