PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma, decent amount of malt. Deep, clear red color. Flavor isn't as robust as I would expect, some sweetness, but not as hoppy as I'd expect from their description. Little bit of a watery mouthfeel.
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper with a smooth lingering head. Aroma doesn't alude to the nicely balanced flavor. A little on the sweet side, but not overwhelming. Now if only I could find it consistantly in Northern Virginia.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with little head; nice nose, hoppiness is mild and sweet without overwhelming maltiness. Nothing exceptional but nothing ot complain about either.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear copper body topped by a creamy light-tan head. Glass lacing is quite nice. Piney hop aroma with some caramel sweetness mixed in. The flavor is quite nice, balanced sweetness and piney hops. Not overall bitter, just enough. THe body is very nice also, smooth and just full enough (medium). Amber Ale is a hard style to wow with, but this is an excellent example of the style. As the beer warms a slight plasticy flavor develops that detracts a bit from the overall experience.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, pine resin, but needs more in its makeup to be a top-quality beer. Smooth medium body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper-red. Nose woody, slighty malty. Some decent malts in the taste, lots of caramel. Hops assert at end, but provide just bitterness, no real fruitiness. The lack of fruit hurts this, if it had a good tartness at the end it'd be exceptional. As is, it's still good, but lacking the extra oomph to put it over the top.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red appearence with a small white head. Has a small bit of hop flavor on the tip of my tounge with a load a malts settling in the middle and back.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slighty cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Caramel malt aroma and flavor is nicely balanced by hops. Very drinkable. Thanks to dogbrick for the trade.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a tan head. Nice hops/malt in the aroma. Good balance in the taste too. Very smooth.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good beer, plesently surprised this was brewed in nc since that is where i am from and its not known for its beers :) mine was really cold which made it even better. a great effort.