omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer was a little thin. It was mildly hoppy, with a slightly bitter leave. It wasn't great, but it wasn't offensive either. Good "I'm paying more attention to what I'm eating than what I'm drinking" selection.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2004 Pours the color of honey with a small light tan head. Nose is light and sweet. Flavor is sweet at the start followed by a slightly acidic light hop bitterness. Aftertaste is crisp and dry.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was not bad, I think I would have enjoyed it more on the draft, but nonetheless. This has all the qualtities of an amber ale, as far as appearance, creamy fizzy head, and a cinnamon/almond like character in the already amber flavor. A little too light in the finish, but I would drink it again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
LIttle aroma with a nice flavor. Easy on the palate with a clear amber appearance. Had this beer after many others of the night, so it's kinda foggy.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish/brown color. some head. Some malt and hops. Nice smooth taste and a little sweet.
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark murky brown. Smell of musty corn and malts. Taste is a little too sweet, too soapy of a feel in the mouth. Not too much of a bad corn flavor, but misses points for no body.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An underwhelming, dumbed-down version of the Marzen-style. It's sad that one of the few widely available examples of this style is such a weak-sauce offering. This has very little carmelized-malt flavor - hell, there's precious little flavor here at all. Slides down as easily and mindlessly as an MGD. Avoid.
manolager (20) - Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Palo Alto GB restaurant location. Malty start, sweet finish. Nice color but had a flat head.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on Smarch 20th and quaffed on May 26th (2003). great malty aroma and a good taste. i thought it was a darn good beer.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled on 03/20/03 drank on 05/26/03: Clear amber/orange color, sweet malty aroma. Ends slightly sweet and with a tad of cardboard. Decent, yet boring.