pivo (2665) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An otherwise decent brew was spoiled completely for me by a bad, cardboardy aftertaste. Florida is not exactly a center for brewing in America, but this brewer seems to get things right...sometimes. This one slipped through the cracks for me. Nice brown-red color and big fluffy tan head is attractive, though. The balance needs work...
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I liked this a lot more than the Icon Red Ale. I have not been impressed with this brewery so far, but I am still saving the stout and the pale.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: A smooth, easy drinking beer. Had the slightly caramel malt taste that you seem to find frequently in reds. Pretty good stuff.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly toasted malty aroma, copper brown body, hints of ginger in the flavor and a palate that starts sour and turns into a sweet, soft nutty finish. Fairly unique and complex.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown, decent head. Milk like aroma with an extremely light smokiness. Palate is light and overcarbonated which makes tasting a little difficult at first. Settles in with typical red ale like crystal malts, lightly peated palate and very little bitterness in the finish. A little unconvincing.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure what I expect a red ale to taste like, but this isn’t it. Red-brown color with a sticky, off-white head. Nose not too prevalent, but surprisingly smoky with toffee malts. Tastes like a Scottish Ale to me, lots of wood smoke and peat, plenty of malt. Regrettably a bit thin and undercarbonated, but this doesn’t spoil the experience. Still good.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost a rice-like aroma. dark dark reddish brown color,lacy cream head. perfectly carbonated. rich, malty taste. roasty--almost like a porter in some ways. good stuff.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 I really enjoyed this fine product from the dunedin brewery. Red ales always taste good to me, but i really enjoyed this one in particular. Very smooth, flows well. A good beer to have when your kicked back chillin.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clean, not heavy even light, balanced, no noticeable after taste. A beer that could be sampled in a beach environment, not a warmer by the fire.