Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Lakes never fails to please! While not as appealing as some of their other offerings, this is still a decent beer. Dark orange-red color with a thin beige head. Spiced aroma. Flavor consisting of spices (cinnamon and ginger) with a pinch of hops at the end. Overall not a bad seasonal.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amount of spices, not overpowering. Good balance of malt and hops.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, quite a bit of head. Spicy aroma. Hmm...hard to put this one into words. Tastes kind of like someone dropped a spice rack into a vat of beer. You can taste a bunch of spices, sure, but they donít go together as well as Iíd hoped. Dissappointing, but a good effort.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap. Not overly impressive, a hint of spice, bad finish. Didnt like this one.
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 version. Not as enjoyable as last years version. Slight ginger flavor evident, but overall pretty plain. Iím saving some of this.
JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Transluminate brown color. Pours with a head that rims the glass. The taste of cinnamon and ginger is very prevailent. This beer is not going to be everybodyís cup of tea, but Iím really enjoying it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful reddish brown copper color with a tan head that lasts around the edges. Slight honey ginger spice taste. Leaves a warming alcohol effect in your gut and throat. Highly anticapited every year.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This tastes a bit like the excellent Great Lakes Eliot Ness vienna, but with spices added. A very nice beer from a terrific brewery. Cinammonís there, but not overwhelmingly so.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light (but not flavorless) and smooth. a good ale for all seasons. Iím suprised itís a spice/herb/etc... the best of that breed.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Assertive hop profile combines well with the beerís relatively strong mouthfeel. Goes well with the season.