hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 On tap & cask conditioned. Served at cellar temperature. Poured a light, clear mahogany color with no head. Aroma and tastes of light berries. Subtle light tastes and smells.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Smells of faint malts and mild berries. Taste very mild, sweet and toffeeish. Like countless other ambers nationwide but for the subtle berry/pear notes.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask poured a ruby red color with a medium sized off white head and some nice lacing on the glass. Musty aroma of berries, earth, and passion fruit. Taste was of very light hops, but mostly citrus fruits with a berry tartness. This was not too bad.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 I loved this beer. The aroma it gives off is one almost of a fine wine. It pours a beautiful dark amber red with a minimal light tan head. On the palate I found this beer to be smooth, laced with a fine caramel and spicy enough to make me want more and more. A great beer that would be good for any special occasion.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) Clear copper body, beige head. Mild aroma, caramel, earthy. Medium sweet, caramel, earthy, spicy. Medium body, fairly dry finish.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
You can tell from the other ratings that this beer is quite distinct and flavorful and sets itself apart quite well. :P Its true, the beer is quite bland and hard to describe as a result. Served on cask. Lightly bitter with lasting head. Slighty, yeast-filled finish. Fairly mild, somewhat bland. Nothing offensive but I'd get someething else from GL if I went again.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and pretty good.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a little more flavor than your ordinary red
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice soft roasted sweet flavor, very smooth