JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale pours a nice copper with a pretty decently primed head. The notes are light and malty. The flavors show a crsip and hoppy flavor which offers a nice balance between the crispness and the bitterness.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 This is the beer that turned me on to good craft beer. I know itís a bit ironic considering that this is not much of a craft beer. Until I had a pint of this a few years back I used to think that Guinness was the best thing around. I havenít been able to duplicate my experience with this or any other Fordham product, but it opened the door for me and for that I give it a lot of credit. Itís not as bad as the ratings may indicate here. I suggest you try it only if you happen to find yourself in the Rams Head Tavern though...not worth going out of your way for.
nearbeer (4785) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Draft. Clear copper with small head. Pretty malty, but some nice grapefruit hoppiness tingle keeps it interesting on the end.
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium yellow color with a fizzy, off-white head that again, quickly dissipates. As with the last offereing, there is little to no lacing. Body settles clear with a much darker, light to medium amber hue with a slight haze. Aroma is moderately malty with hints of molasses. Initial taste is moderately bitter, finishing a light bitter finish with a short duration. Light on the mouth, it has a smooth texture with soft carbonation.
Reviewed on January 4th, 2007.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pale amber with a diminshing white head.Sweet bready and biscuit aroma. Medium thin texture. Initial flavor of german palt malts, toffee, and white bread. Transitions to a soft medium hop bitterness. Sweet malty finished nicely balanced by an herbal hoppiness. I donít see the stink with this, this is pretty decent. I would drink this again. More british in character though.
raymow (1374) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle - not sure if I got a bad batch or what because my cap wasnít clamped on as tightly as it should have been. I was rather displeased with this beer (possibly worrying if it was bad or not). Tasted stale and/or old - Iím going to chalk it up to a bad bottling, though and give a higher score than I should.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle-poured a clear copper color w/a slight off white head. Slight roasted malt aroma. Little bit of hops on the front w/ some malt bitters that follow. Standard Altbier/Amber. Itís a solid, easy drinking sesson beer. Nothing wrong with it-nothing spectacular. Nice fresh taste but itís kind of thin & short-Iíd like to try it on tap & see if there is a big difference-might be a lot better.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly less than your Yuengling Lager. Perhaps it is since Iíve not experienced it enough. Oh well, no loss since it isnít as good. A nice tribute to Maryland, even though it is produced in Delaware. Worth a once over, especially if it is on tap.
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It was tasty. Refreshing. Not quite as flavorful as their Pale Ale, which I consider to be leaps and bounds above Sierra Nevada. Itís just straight up easy drinking. Nice work.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear auburn pour with a small off-white head and no lacing. Weak aroma of hops, biscuits and malt. Not much more in the flavor - standard and bland with a mild hoppy kick, a touch of lemon, malt and some caramel. Thin mouthfeel and not much of a finish. Not a good representative of the class and really only a representative of mediocre beers.