Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/copper, dense head. Nice buttery aroma. Very malty, toasty notes. Fairly dry. Not much hop, but that's not objectionable for an alt.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2003 Sparkling clear, copper ale with a small, creamy head.
The aroma consists of subtle notes of carnival candied-corn and butter.
Thin, watery flavor with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced overall.
Short, extremely dry finish.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the ESPNZone in Baltimore. Average beer. Nothing stood out. Tasted what it should be.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good red colour to the beer, and a pretty decent smell. The taste was pretty average, not too strong nor weak, not too hoppy nor malty. Just an average 'red' ale, but worth trying if you can find it. I had this on tap at the Ramada Inn (BWI Location).
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A waterline brew, at best. Aroma is muted - slightly cidery, a little west coast hops. Thin mouthfeel. Citrus and pale malt, without much body or complexity. I'm not sure what makes this alt, but it doesn't taste like one to me. More of a mediocre PA.
PorterPounder (5339) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Something's missing from this. No real discernible aroma. Decent scotch-like amber appearance - thinly lacing head. Reminded me somewhat of a cider. Have not had a whole lot of this style - so not sure if this is a good representation of it or not. Hard to pin an exact flavor on it - but what is there is very faint - kind of a malty-sweet concoction.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber, light white head. Good bitterness with a light sweet malt backbone. Respectable. Sort of.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is a little lacking in flavor. Not much aroma present either. A bit disappointing. It's not a bad beer, but with more ingredients? added could be a much better beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not one of my favorites from my hometown brewery. Clean taste without a tremendous amount of flavor. Definitely in the Alt tradition, rather than American Amber Ale.
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty average beer. Not much hops flavor, and pretty light on the finish.