Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light amber with a big off-white head. Light fruit, bread, and malt on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Spice, citrus, light fruit, doughy, with dash of hops. Decent lingering aftertaste. Altbier? I am not so sure about that. wasn’t a bad beer but nothing spectacular.
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Malty aroma with a hint of continental hops. Flavor seems somewhat unfinished. Sickly sour malt. Balanced. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a quickly receding head. Underwhelming.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really just a nice October from Flying Fish. Mysteriously labeled as an altbier? Is it really? I dunno but give me a few more of these
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice flavor, just enough hops taste that it isn’t overwhelming. Great head out of a tap, very thick and stays tall for quite a while.
sloth (2763) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small offwhite head, short lived with a touch of stringy lace left behind. Clear amber/copper hued brew.Bready malt nose, yeasty with light fruit notes. Med/light body. Mildly sweet malt flavors, doughy with a hint of chocolate. Finishes medium dry with a slight astringency.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Andy’s O’fest.Gently dry hopped, pleasant subtle hop aroma. Fruityness blends well with the hops. Malty rich flavor. Peppery. Some hops. Nice and complex.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber in color with a big white head. Malty and hoppy flavor. Nutty flavors. Smooth tasting. Enjoyable. Very easy drinking.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: orange/amber in color with a small head that fades to nothing quickly. Nuts and malt in the aroma, with some almost sweet spice to it that I feel shouldn’t be there. Flavor: Initially malt and spice hit the tongue. The malt tastes good, I can definitely taste to de-bittered black malt in there, which adds a nice bitterness to this beer. The spice tastes more like an unintended infection and adds a acidic quality to the taste. The aftertase is roasted, dark, and bitter.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very rich dark orange to brown, with a hint of ruby, and very small off-white head. Unfortunately, the appearance is its only strong asset. Sweet, malty aroma. Very bitter, but not really in a good way. Malty-bitter. Overall, not very good.
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good - but Flying Fish ESB is still the best. This is a decent Oktoberfest style beer, but it’s not one of the best I’ve had, great color though.