aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than expected with a floral, grapey nose. Slightly overcarbonated with disappointing thin head. Sweet honey taste, dry finish. Very drinkable, wish I had another.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maine’s original craft brew, right here. I suppose its flavor reflects the time in which it was created, the mid 1980s. This is a flavorful brew that does not depart drastically from what people were used to at the time - the malt and hops flavor is subdued while still solidly present. I like it alright, but its not a favorite.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a light yellow color and not much of a smell. Taste lightly malted and finishes with slight bitterness. Overall this is not a bad beer, but nothing special.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bad bottle - I hope. Metallic, stale floral hop flavor. Finished sour. Not enjoyable.
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber hue. Yeast and light citrus aromas. Clinging whitish head. Light bodied, light malts first, crisp quenching faint hopped finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep Golden color with amber undertones and a medium thick head. the aroma is slightly sour and bitter with a nutty hop aroma lingering beneath. the flavor is slightly sweet and hoppy with a dry bitter hoppy finish.
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and sharp, yet very easy to drink and enjoyable. Great with food or by itself.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent english style pale ale. Smooth, easy to drink with just the right hop presence. Great beer with bbq.
jsquire (3760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pale copper color out of the bottle with a nice white head that left good lace. The aroma made me think of buttered burnt toast. I tasted the "slightly sour finish" but didn’t really understand it. It was well balanced, but there was just something about this beer I didn’t get. I’m going to have to try it again.