Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, easy drinkin’ ale. Some light caramel in the malt, especially at the sweet finish. Could use a little more hops for balance.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try this one out in the Ft. Lauderdale airport while waiting for a flight. Gotta say, I was pretty darn impressed. Nicely balanced hops, a little fruity... a pretty good beer.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An exellent beer. It really is nice on a hot key west evening, plus its dirt cheap and on tap like everywhere down there.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
when i first tried this, i really enjoyed it. subsequent tastings didn’t live up to my initial response though. it has a nice, sort of light raisiny aftertaste and is quite drinkable. i buy it when i can find it, but not if there is anything remotely better in the aisle at that time.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate: I tried this on draft twice in the Keys on vacation, and found it to be much more pleasant than before, a decent semi-hoppy blond ale that’s good with seafood. Also I just read that they stopped artificially softening the water supply at Key West in May.
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peachy-gold, good head, overdone label, screw-off cap, so I dinged it for appearance. Fair body and palate. Slightly tart, mellow/sweet middle with somewhat eggy(?) finish. Fair to slightly above average fare.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is somewhere between straw and amber. Moderate body with a thickish and creamy head. Somehat flowery aroma. A rather cloying, chalky mouthfeel with a long lasting bitterness. An ever so slightly above average ale.
olympian (107) - USA - APR 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can remember the greatest lunch I ever ate in my life - in a bar in Key West called ’Two Friends Bar’.
This was the ale I had with my superb seafood platter. Does that inflate my rating? Probably, but this was an excellent ale!
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminded me of a pale ale - good taste, good color.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
About the only good thing about going to a Jimmy Buffet restaurant. I would have guessed it was a Pale Ale based on the color and flavor, but then again I don’t know much about American Blonds. Anyway, it went well in the Florida setting, and I think they hit the nail on the head in the marketing department, because I can definitely see sitting on a beach watching the sunset with one of these.