Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium abmber hue. SMall beige head. Aroma of fruit, pears, sweet malt, grain. Definately has ale characteristics. Juicy, sweet at first, medium to light bodied, caramel accents throughout. Nothin special here.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty malty. I really like Flying Dog because of the Ralph Steadman packaging, rather than the actual beer. Iím not a huge fan of steam beer, but this one is pretty good. Malty, somewhat roasty, without much in the way of hops. The initial sip is pretty powerful, especially if itís your first beer of the evening, but lacks a bit in the finish. Not necessarily a bad thing, though.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I swear this smells like sausage pizza, so how could I NOT like it? Nice orange-red hue. Milky to the mouth with a surprising caramel/smoky malt. Very good.
PorterPounder (4957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I expected a high grade Killianís when I saw íAmberí - pleasantly surprised. The aroma is that of a fruity belgian ale with a nice thick orange/amber appearance. Good mouthfeel to start off with but diminshes quickly. I bought a mixed six of this Flying Dog - hope all are this good. The Pink Floyd íThe Wallí labels have got to go though - can barely read the type of beer that it is!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber color with little head or lace. the aroma is full of malt and the flavor is malty with a hint of hops in the middle.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just a smooth drinking lager with nice color. Easy to drink a sixer of this one. Good summer beer. One of my favís from the Flying Dog. Wish it was sold up here.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Decent nose. Ok beer I suppose, but it had a burn in the aftertaste that I didn't care for. This beer was actually better last night when I drank it colder. Don't allow this one to warm up. If I had rated a cold one, my rating would have been higher.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 Re-Rate. My first rating "Mildly malty, lightly hopped. Slightly sweet. Nice beer." was shall we say, embarrassingly short.
This ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly bready, a little fruity and sweet. Medium bodied California Common. Malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of bread and biscuits. Hops are slightly floral. Very smooth taste. I really like the soft mouthfeel and soft carbonation on this beer. Buried in all the sweetness is a fairly complex beer, there are a lot of fruity esters and some other malts stuff here as well. Itís a little too sweet for me to recommend it as a session beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, went down easy with a nice finish. Malty and hoppy.