whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber color. Nice head and decent carbonation. Visible particulates present. Aroma of caramel malts, clove spice, and vanilla. Initial flavor is somewhat stale and cardboard tasting, a consistent problem with the same variety pack from this brewer. However, the distributor indicated that the pack was delivered the day that I bought it. Go figure. Otherwise, flavor includes warm malt sweetness and a nice balance of moderate bitterness. Has the qualities of an English bitter. Very smooth palate.
igneous1 (1509) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
no better way to describe its color than by its name..amber. no head to speak of, aroma is pretty malty...caramel and bread, but with a little citrusy hoppiness lingering in the background. hops are the first thing i notice in the flavor which moves into this caramel thing. there are quite a few things going on in this beer, which is interesting, but not much stands out..is it a lager? is it an ale? who is john galt?
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 (5045) - 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 (3721) - 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.