aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as impressive as the blonde and the hefeweizen (mainly because those two beers are styles that are usually half-assed and bland but Drake's actualyl did something good with them), but this still isn't a bad beer. Slightly hazy ruby brown. The head is sluggish and fades quickly. The aroma is strongly malty and most of that malt is caramel. Then flavor is also heavily malty and while the hops are evident (mostly as a bitterness in the end, but some faint grapefruit rind), the malt remains dominate with it's caramel. The flavor edges on thick, but isn't. It's not as quaffable as the other two, but Drake's is still impressing me.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark amber to light brown color.Small off white head that faded quickly but left a nice lace behind.Malty sweet aroma with hints of caramel and faint fruit with a light hop presence showing through.Malty taste with a fairly strong hop presence,faint caramel and maybe a hint of grapefruit but it seems a bit subdued by the malt.As it warms it becomes a little sweeter and maltier,with the hops starting to mellow a bit.The finish is malty and hoppy bitter.Very nice and interesting brew.Full flavored and nicely done.Well worth trying again.Thanks Flipbrewer for this nice addition to my rating experience.
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, malty and sweet. A medium bodied amber. Malts are fruity and slightly sweet. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. Well balanced. It’s a little hoppy and spicy for an amber, but it does keep it from being the same as every other amber out there. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.