Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUL 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangey-amber; malty aroma with a hint of plastic. Clean, malty palate – a little bland. Alcohol isn’t masked very well either.
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber .Malt with soft hopps , some earth . Medium light in body, some alcohol.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bock has a spicy, alcohol nose and a lovely, clear amber color (like stained glass). Sweet and salty at the same time.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-ambler w/ small off-white head. Clean, sweet aroma w/ light hops in the background. Medium body, perhaps a little too light. Crisp, fresh malt flavour. Moderately dry, hoppy finish.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft): Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, caramel, light orange. Taste is very sweet, fruity (mango, orange), caramel, slightly floral, and light alcohol. Medium/full body, a bit sticky.
hopscotch (8250) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Deep, beautiful, clear orange/amber brew.
The aroma is of white wine, caramel and sweet, rich malt.
The flavor is excellent. Fruity and vineous up front. A touch too sweet, but a tart, acidic, yeasty and hoppy backside keeps this beer from becoming cloyingly so.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, surprisingly dry, acrid finish. World-class beer!
Schroppfy (2353) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ GIBC, RBSG2003. Sweet and salty flavors combine in a traditionally bodied maibock. Aroma is fresh and clear but not strong at all, with tiny caramel hints poking through. Hop presence difficult to discern.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A faint emanation of smoke garnishes the evenfall, as an earthy hop mist burdens the cantaloup field...Sadly, this fine moment slowly disappears into the giant hand of tasteless darkness and leaves the buds nostalgic...
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice, light amber color. Sweet malt and light fruit dominate the flavor of this maibock. Really much better than the Rock Bottom offering. Fruity and sweet to start with a nice, refreshing hop kick in the finish, that provided a nice bitterness. Not extraordinary, but still tasty.