JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a moderate light beige head. Mild caramel and light hops make for a smooth, but unremarkable brew.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of Free State's most drinkable beers, I waited until I tried it at the brewery (vs. a keg) to rate and am glad I did. After a bit, the spicy hops overwhelmed my palate. In moderation, this beer would be great accompanying a light meal or appetizers.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 Absolutely average. Had from a keg which emitted more foam than beer. No real distinguishing characteristics, just a middling amber ale. It's probably what I'd recommend non beer-lovers to get at Free State. Re-rate: The keg experience was a fluke. Actually a quite respectable, slightly above-average Amber ale.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 A great standard beer from a wonderful brewery. One of the more refreshing and easy-drinking beers at Free State, yet still rich and mildly hoppy. A delicious, yet unchallenging, beer that would be great for newcomers.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper body with little head. Caramel and maple aroma. Flavor is mild caramel malty followed by earthy hops. Pleasant beer, though maybe a bit sweet for my taste.
psychpunk99 (13) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easy drinking---crisp and clean. A good beginning beer for those new to microbrews.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Deep clear amber color, nice white lasting head, malty bready aroma. Light and sweet caremel malt flavor, some light hop flavor stand out in a clean dry finish, light body and a thin, watery mouthfeel, a good one for microswill drinkers just to bland for me.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly clean with a mild caramel sweetness and likable hop bite - slight grassy and resiny.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Starting to become seen more and more at restaurants and bars around the KC-Lawrence area, and I think that's great. Free State needs more recognition from the world.
tybee199 (13) - USA - OCT 1, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice beer, and a good representation of its Alt style. Malty with some subtle hop balance, and a rich brownish color (without a doubt one of the best looking Free State brews). While not my favorite Free State brew, it’s easy- drinking (goes great with chili), and always a ’go to’ beer when nothing else on the menu grabs my attention.