ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was one of the 12 beers featured in a beer tasting event I hosted back in April. The avg. rating among the 10 participants was 7.1 out of 10 (my rating was a 7 out of 10). Not having started rating beers using the ratebeer method and scale at that point, I just had another opportunity to do so. Heavy malt and moderate hop aroma. Avg. sized, creamy, off-white head which mostly diminishes. Murky, reddish-brown body. Flavor is heavy malt in the initial moutfeel with moderate bitter notes becoming apparent as it warms. Long in duration, medium to full bodied. Very tasty.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very red for a brown ale. A little too red for my liking. So red that it would have been outlawed during the Cold War. Someone must have colored outside the lines with the red Crayola, who stole the brown?
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more robust than the Dillon Dam brown ale that I just tried. It has some more malt and caramel taste, which is a good thing.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hmmmm - nothing too memorable about this beer. It is worth a try, sweet aftertaste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive beer from Left Hand, so far I have liked everything they have to offer. Sweet caramel aroma and nice malty/brown sugar flavor. Iíll definitely try this one again.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy-to-quaff beer. Up front, can’t taste much behind the crisp carbonation. Sweet and roasty malts come out in the middle. A little “twangy” bitterness (Tettnanger?) in the finish; I yearned for more. Toffee sweetness builds over time. Overall, light, clean and fresh-tasting, albeit a little sweet; a good session beer.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
greaty caramelized malt nose. inhale deeply and enjoy. however the taste does not live up to the promise of the aroma. it is still a nice malty brew but a has acotton candy taste.
underhopped and lacks body.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great brown ale, in my opinion. It has a wonderful malt nose that had me take not 1, not 2, but 3 deep sniffs. Yum. Also had a great hop flavor with more malt. A great brew.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 20, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty generic as far as I am concerned. Nice taste and great looks, but nothing outstanding. Malts and some roastiness with a decent hoppiness. Not bad, but pretty average overall.