jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick creamy head and a light amber color I suppose. Noticable hops in the nose. Nice malty body with strong hop flavors. I wouldn’t have classified this as an amber, but it is a very nice drinking beer.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden color, thick lace. Slightly yeasty smell. More malty than hoppy, but with a noticable hop bite. Slight citrus flavor as it warms. Not too bad.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2006 Bottle at Brickskeller... Commercial description suffices. Very good beer. If you like other amber ales that I have ranked fairly high, this one will not disappoint.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
My bottle, though it looked fine before opening, was explosively foamy and contained little actual beer. I’ll have to try this again sometime, given the general acclaim for the brewery.
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Wonderful pale ale aroma. Beautiful blend of grapefruit, apricot, and caramel. Very attractive creamy foam with nice stick power. Velvety/creamy mouthfeel. This could serve as an aperitif and/or digestif. Adequate hop character to stimulate the palate. Sweet toast/nut/caramel flavors to provide sweetness and warmth to the gullet. I consider this style among my least favorite. I can usually find nothing standoutish. But this ones steps above the rest with grace.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear amber with a fat and sticky off white head. Very light carbonation. Light toasted caramel aroma, some mixed in orange/lemon rind hop aroma. Thick body, toasty sweet with a sharp bready yeast bite. Maltier than it is hoppy, with a richness that overwhelms the trace citric hop flavor. Creamy stickiness is unwelcome. Light citric hop balance as it warms. Finishes thick and filling and ugh! If I drank more than 1 of these I’d feel like a beached whale.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 ReRate: Bright orange/copper color with a moderate, yet quite stable ecru head. Nice balance of caramel and ruby red grapefruit. ice malt with caramel and a touch of toasted malt, again a nice balance with a mild pine wood and touch of grapefruit zest. Still a Lakefront favorite in my book. 8 March ’02 - (9,4,8,4-3.9) An APA with a pilsner hopping schedule. Nice body and flavor. I like it alot. It doen’t quite fit the style, but most of the beers I make or really like don’t.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 This is a good beer, especially from the cask which we can get here in Milwaukee. My wife’s favorite.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20