Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber/ copper colour with a bright white head. Sweet like malt aromas to begin with then it settled down a bit. No a whole lot through the middle of the palate but finish with a slightly harsh twisted hop finish. That's not a cristism though. Just a note.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, clear copper w/ light beige head. Sweet, fruity, malty, hoppy aroma. Nice resiny feel. Good fruity & toffee-ish malt character w/ moderately hoppy finish. Quaffable session beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fair bit of sweetness at the start, dried out a bit by some piney, fruity hops, ever so slghtly sticky, and some bitterness. Relatively clean and easy going.
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This went down like mother's milk on tap the other night. A nice session beer, albeit sneaky. Hoppy,dry, smooth. It just goes down good. Well worth a return trip.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honker's is well rounded good American drinkin ale. Solid copper color with sparatic white head that fizzed out uneven. Nice aroma of lightly done hops and caramel malt, kinda sweet. Taste echoed the smell favorably, nice light mix of hop bitterness and malty caramel. Slightly dry finish that smooths out and makes you want more. Good medium body feel, quite smooth. This stuff is drinkable and very smooth.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium bodied pale ale with good balance of malt and hops. Medium bitter finish. Tasty.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good. It's been a while since I was truly impressed with a GI product. Deep amber color, spicy, fruity and chocolaty notes combine with a refreshing mouthfeel. Highly drinkable.
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramelly malt nose laced with bright hops, deep amber color and a low tight head - not too carbonated. Pretty fat toasted grain taste with maple syrup-like tones. Subtle hop end that is not very bitter - could be more there. Reserved, well-balanced, above average. Surely a standard at the brewpub in Chicago, I'd image.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Good aroma with a nice memorable flavor that kind of hangs around but not in a bad way. Good stuff.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy nose, orange/copper colour, with a small custard head. Malt/hop flavour with some citrus. Balanced, with nice bitterness. Pretty good.