Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. first thought was that it was just a hella weak beer. little aroma. light florals. tastes of caramel malts, grapefruit and nuts. bitter only at finish. kind of blah and watered down flavors. drinking this was " a STRUG."
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Dark orange / brown, small tight white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malt - unbalanced and too much. Over the top amber that doesn’t come off right. Flavour present, just not in a great way. No hops. More drinkable than I made it out to e, I just didn’t really enjoy it.
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was above average when it came to flavor for an amber ale. Aroma of malts — breads, earth, leather and yeast. The flavor was all malt with a slight bitterness and slightly tart aftertaste. Thin body with nice carbonated mouthfeel.
thelandstander (45) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Nice yeast and grapefruit aroma. Good reddish brown color. A fruity bouquet of flavors + a hint of cloves. Pleasant bitterness coupled with a good mouth feel. Nice finish. All these make a pretty damn good ale.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deeper and cloudy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Softer aromas of nuts, caramel and hops. Tastes of light caramel, nuts, with a light grapefruit finish. Definitely a hoppy presence for a brown ale compared to the brown ales I’ve had of late.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark red amber with a thick head and lacing.
Sweet malt and nitty aroma.
flavor is malt,hops and tobaco with a hopy malt finish.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Boom Boom Club S.F. Amber with a short head. Aroma was moderately hoppy, not much going on. Medium bodied and not anything exciting about the flavor. Some lightly raosted malts and a faint toffy flavor is about all.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one had an aroma of peanuts. Darker amber body with good tan head and lacing. Had a good mix of nuts and dry hops to it. Was a smooth and easy drinking beer.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden Caramel in color. Faint hoppy aroma. Whispy white head. Subtle flavor with a strong tang of hops. It’s a little thin and watery for my tastes, though.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh... this was o.k. i got a lot of grapefruit flavors in this one. amber with light head. bitter end. o.k. not fab.