Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought it was a good beer, not great. Very sweet to begin with almost like a tea with sugar. It does really have a nice color to it. Something I could drink often, but not too often, or too much at a time.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This a nice full-flavored lager. Lots of malt flavors but not much else. No aroma but a decent head.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 The best part about this was the color which had a nice red tone to it. My senses were a bit saturated after drinking a few pints of Exponential. Myabe that's why this tasted kind of like it. Just kind of. This had a watery body with a nice bitter. aftertaste. I didn't taste much malt in it. It was pretty light and boring, but not bad. I'll have to try it with a clean palate next time.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, stem glass, 50°F. Tall, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a medium red-brown body. Toasted light bread, grain malt (L); piney, spicy, grapefruit hops (M). Strangely light aroma. Malt is oddly lacking in the aroma, considering the appearance. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Pretty boring. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: the ingredients sound great, but it just doens't come together to be anything impressive.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one had a nice deep red color with a rather fizzy mouthfeel. Nice malty flavor.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Pours redish amber with a medium light tan head. Light sweet malt nose. Flavor starts sweet then a light hop bite finishing with a spicy dry aftertaste. Light and smooth on the palate. A refreshing EPA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale pours with a clear, deep amber body topped by a thick off white head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is slightly bitter and grassy wtih a good slightly sweet malty balance. The flavor is mostly bitter, grassy and hoppy but a nice sweet maltiness shows through with fruity notes in the background. Medium bodied, slightly tingly from the carbonation and smooth.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 This was one of the most mild, subtle beers I've had in a while. Immediate aroma boasts a touch of vanilla and oak. Dies down into some mild hops. Fairly dry throughout, complexity hangs on the background and never really comes out. It's got a decent balance, I would ask for more malt. I like the flavor of the malt though, good light toffee. Touch of cherry fruitiness from the yeast. Very little head. No bottle conditioning.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper color with a nice, white head. For an English Pale Ale, very good. For what I personally like, not so much.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The deep ruby-red color is definitely the highlight of this brew. The aroma is slightly floral and the taste is hoppy with subtle hints of fruit and wood tones.