DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bark ruby brown color. Aroma of malt, mild hops, and I get roasted peanuts in there too(?). I guess a comparison to Anchor is inevitable given the style, and on that I'll say that this lacks some of the bite of Anchor but has a sweeter smoother finish. Not bad, I'll try it again.
JPDIPSO (4993) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber to brown color with a bubbly dark cream colored head. A simple sugar aroma coupled with a light floral hops. Light fruit (pear) and sugary malt flavors. A mildly fizzy feel. I notice a mild kraut aroma as it warms. Another amber that does nothing for me.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel colored with adequate head that sticks around briefly. Nice lacing on glass. Malty aroma followed by a malty flavor. Enjoyable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminded me alot of Anchor Steam, but unique in its own way. Quite easy to drink, nothing complex, just an average amber ale.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red in color, sweet in nose and pallate, could drink many. Another Dad send because he liked the label...yikes
jsquire (3695) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Redish amber color with little to no head. Thin sweetness with some nice bitterness. Not very interesting but easy drinking. And I do not like these labels at all.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice appearance with a good copper color and nice off white head. Nose is mostly malt, but with some good spice mixed in. If only the flavor matched the aroma! It's similar, but MUCH weaker in potency (not that the nose was potent!). This needs strength, depth, and bite to be a really good beer.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet flavor that has a slight hoppiness to it. Very clean with little aftertaste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Malty aroma mixed with slight hoppiness. Very balanced malt flavors. Strong caramel flavor. Tastes more like an ale to me and the body is very heavy. Just the way I like it.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 RE-RATE: Timdanchanta notified me that I gave this one the shaft. He's right - it's better than a 3.4. I really like the fact that it has the characteristics of both a more sophisticated lager and a solid ale.