npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, lite tan head. Sweet nose, like cream, with some grassy hops. Light flavor: grassy, slightly metallic, a bit watery.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, but didn’t stand out. Nice copper colour witha thin head and minimal lacing. Very malty on the nose, and then again the sweet malts in the taste. Medium body with a fairly quick finish. Easy drinking but not memorable.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2006 On tap @ BW3 Streetsboro, OH: Medium coppery amber/w a lasting medium off white head. Bready & sharp, grainy, caramel malts dominate w/ a medium fruitiness. Some sweet brown sugary aromas & toasty malt comes through as it warms. Well balanced and very caramelly up front. Finishes lightly malty w/ hints of bitterness. Light roast in the aftertaste as well as some herbal hop flavor. Toasty malt between. Not a lot of fruitiness in the flavor. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Not a bad beer, but not outstanding either. It is a good alternative to macro swill.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very smooth, sweet tasting ale. It had an initial sweet taste followed by a nice slight aftertaste. Very malty and hoppy
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red on the orange side with an off white head. Aroma is a bit toasty and somewhat fruity and sweet. Light in feel, clean taste, sweet malts are most prominant and a carmel toasty malt adds to a smooth feel and finish. Creamyness kind of gives it a chocolate flavor.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy ruby brown body with nice head. the aroma and palate isn’t much, but it’s good, and the flavor is what i liked the most. it’s juicy... citrus/orange, caramel, and toasty. although it’s not really to style, i’ll drink much more! i think this brew is underrated.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red/abmer color. Small white bubbly head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, apples, and a little funkyness to it. Flavor is sweet and malty again, with a somewhat thin boring flavor overall. Palate is thin and somewhat uninspiring.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Lakes usually provides exemplary models for the beers they create, and the fact that this brew is merely above average is kind of a letdown. Still, it’s pretty good. Deep ruby amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium-bodied and on the carbonated side, with flavors of sweet malt, light hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is clean and somewhat sweet. Overall pretty good, but I just know GLBC could knock this one out of the park if they really wanted to.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Amber glow, light beige head. Taste is pleasant, mild toasted malty flavor with a tasteful sweetness, with a hint of fruit. Medium body, has a nice bitter not overpowering hop finish, smooth and creamy. Another fine brew from Great Lakes.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conway’s has a hazy amber hue with plenty of activity going on in the glass. Nice caramelly roasted aroma greets me. Flavor is straightforward: light malt taste with a nice hop character. Finishes smooth and malty.