Reid (1874) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wandering around the grocery store today came across this Fall Seasonal ..so of course had to have it.
Comes in a 22oz brown bomber..bright "new style" Full Sail label..orange and red logo
Poured in to my British Imperial pint mug..looks really nice and to style as far as i can tell dark amber almost brown beer with a small off white frothy head..that goes fast but leaves nice lacing.
Nice fresh aroma..mostly malts..some subdued hop.
LOve the taste ,,Alts are not everyones "cup of tea" but I like them..nice malty but not too sweet profiles..a little bitterness at the end..and some faint alcohol in the throat..little spicy
Very smooth and well made for my palate.
A nice Altbier..not great but good and its good to see more of this style from American breweries
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The newest 22 0unce reserve beer from Full Sail, at least at the time of this review...Brown end of amber, slight foam, roasted notes in the nose with some piney, floral smell too, with a "hospital" undercurrent, though slight and not unpleasant. Fresh juicy flavor, with a great interplay of grilled malt and sweet hop on top of a medium body. More balanced than some alts, though definitely to style, pretty enjoyable.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly murky amber and orange appearance. Spiced apple and bread aroma. Caramel maltsz and maple. Spiced apple and a sour chemical aroma as it warms. Spiced vegetables in the flavor as it warms as well. Did I mention spiced?
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off-white cottony head and nice apricot color body with some very fine particles. Powerful nose of toasted, buttery malts, fresh wort, and spicy hops. Flavor is malty, herbal, and resinous. Big flavor for a 6.0% beer. Considerable bitterness for such a malty brew, a little astringent even. Still, fresh and unique.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery-while my palate isn't as familiar w/Alts, very nice Vienna malt flavor and enough bitterness to qualify for an Alt. One of the better beers I've had from Full Sail
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: apple fields, oranges, alcohol, slight smells from salmon egg oil, a bit of black walnut scents
Appearance: reddish-brown with small white head
Flavor: sweet, carmel flavors with bitter-burnt flavors. very acidic grapefruit flavors. also strong coffee bitterness
Palate: bitter/acidic bite
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gloomy peach amber in color. Big dense head laced very well.
Dry hop aroma, sweet malts with some fruitness in the nose.
Very unique flavor. Somewhat spicy with ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin but I doubt they use spices. Sweet malts and a lingering dry bitterness on the finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good alt aroma. Taste is quite bitter, but it's nice, and the hop presence is perfect thoughout the finish. Full Sail won't let you down.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, I like this, but as a Pale Ale. As a Kolsch/Altbier I think it would be a dissappointment. Orange colored, translusent, aroma of citrus and pine. Flavor somewhat bitter and sweet. Finish malty sweet.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper color with a fluffy tan head. Big sweet malt aroma, light hops. Has a malty flavor with hints of smoke and maybe a little chocolate. Finishes bitter. A tasty, well-rounded, full-bodied beer.