Braudog (5465) - 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 (5110) - 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 Killian’s when I saw ’Amber’ - 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 ’The Wall’ 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 fav’s 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 (5253) - 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. It’s 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.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really drinkable. Sweet, cremy, a little bit fruity. Nice steam beer. I havent hated any of these guys’ beer yet. This is no exception.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20