Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright orangey-amber. All crystal malt and bread crust. What more can I say - yawn.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark auburn color. Light caramel and some fruit in the nose; some hops in there as well. The body is caramel sweet with just touch of hops towards the end.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not particularly hoppy, which is just fine with me. A touch of sourness, which adds complexity. A conservative, middle-of-the-road ale. Aimed at not offending anyone, perhaps. The pic of Karl Strauss on the label looks like Mikhail Gorbachev, I swear! Lots of caramel malt.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was pretty gross. Nice deep red color. Tasted malty and metallic.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium copper red color with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt body with decent palate, but a bland finish. Your standard "red ale".
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best of their sampler. A decent amount of hops and a touch of malt. Pretty good for a maligned style often horribly mangled by chain brewpubs.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A deep amber color with a lacing head barely noticeable on the surface. A Bitter edge right up front with a metallic taste. God...I hate metallic. A little malty in taste and aroma. Hated it.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would like to add to Dogbrick's comments... Micah managed to STEAL a Red Trolley glass from the Uva Cafe. Who steals from Disneyland, the happiest place on earth? I'm so ashamed! Anyhow, this was quite good, certainly above average.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber with off white head.Carmel malt aroma with faint hops.Mostly sweet malt flavor with a light hop finish.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this on draught at the Uva Cafe in Downtown Disney, after pretty much giving up on finding any decent beer in the Disney parks. Pretty amber color with a medium beige head. Nice malty aroma balanced with a faint whiff of hops. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet malt and hops with a light hoppy finish. Worth seeking out if you are at Disney and are sick of only finding Bud.