Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange brown with a manilla head that stayed till the end. Very creamy mouthfeel - soft. Malts are caramel with a nutty edge. Both sweet and sour flavors at the finish. Not a lot of hops, but the pleasant flavors kept me wanting more.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, coarse head. Not much aroma to speak of. Disappointed by the lack of any but trace hop aromas. Caramel malt flavors, slightly bitter. Big mouthfeel with a creaminess from the carbonation. Some unpleasant, almost skunky flavors as it warmed. I found this in a pick-a-six and Iím afraid it may have been old. Iíll be trying a fresh one of these when I can. I canít believe Lakefront canít make a better pale than this.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty very hoppy, nice aroma, caramelly flavor with slight after taste: your average pale ale.
jsquire (4117) - 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 wouldnít 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 (10563) - 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. Iíll have to try this again sometime, given the general acclaim for the brewery.
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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 Iíd feel like a beached whale.
michael-pollack (4959) - 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