iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Hill Top - Stevens Point, WI: golden, translucent maroon, with a rocky light tan head. Light, sour malt aroma with just a wisp of hops. A little more well rounded than other ambers, but still an overwhelming bitter malt that I don’t particularly enjoy. There is a good gooey caramel hop finish, but nothing too exciting . . .
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red/brown body. Small off-white head with good lacing and decently lasting. I barely pick up anything in the aroma. Flavor picks up though... it isn’t too bad. Its got a peppery sweetness (light cherry) with a dry bitter finish that is ok. Some oranges show up in the finish also. The body and mouthfeel is also fine.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I'm one of the minority that happens to like the amber ales, in general. Lets see how this one holds up. Its more of a brown than an amber color. Thick, long-lasting tan head. Cereal scent. Very dry. Somewhat bitter. Light caramel taste, but the bitterness covers it up. Rather dissapointing.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purplish-brown hazy body with a foamy tan head. Husy, musky corn stalk aroma. Overall the flavor and mouthfeel are light and dry. Starts with watermelon sweetness but is quickly supersceded by grain husk dryness. Finishes with moderate bitterness. Nothing incredibly special about this beer, I dislike the dry, husky aroma and flavor.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber to brown in color with a smaller light tan head. Mild malt and honey aromas. Dry malt and floral flavors. Acidic in the finish.