JMerritt (1792) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 Pours light reddish-orange with a grand frothy head. Aroma is strongly citric (grapefruit), hops, fresh bread dough, and raisins. Malty flavor, balanced well with the underlying citrus. Finish is very mildly hopped, piney, and rather light. Let it warm a little, and you'll notice some cane sugar and gingerbread characteristics as it sweetens a bit. A very fine effort by the folks at Left Hand!
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose mixed with spice (ginger). Pours a medium orange copper. The large creamy off-white head is fully lasting with fair lacing. The malty and soft flavor has no acidity and finishes with a nice floral hops presence. The light to medium body is dry and soft. Well done.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth beer and quite enjoyable. It is very simple and easy to drink - which makes it a winner in my book.
raymow (813) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer. Great color - looks (and tastes) a bit like a red ale. Has a slightly hoppy aftertaste, but not too strong - which I like. I'd definitely get this one again.
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a fair to almost good bitter, I prefer Boddingtons bitter, but for an Amrican bitter it was not half bad. Nice and hoppy, some to little citrus.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy English hop aroma apparent. Very clear amber color, good sized head. Malt and caramel dominate the flavor, a little diacetyl (butterscotch), all very nicely balanced by hop bitterness. Slightly bitter hop finish. Very clean. An excellent example of the style.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 9/10/02. Amber/brown color with a light head. Aromas of mild grapefruit and malt. Touch oxidized. Malt and citric flavors follow. Not as smooth as I would like and ESB. Perhaps age has done this one in.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, semi-transparent which hints immediately at the lack of body. Nothing special here.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good head-mostly diminishing. Highly carbonated. Copper amber hue. Hoppy aroma. Metallic on the middle of the tongue.
Ernest (6199) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle (nitro edition). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Not much aroma, and similarly bland and watery in the mouth. Depressingly uninteresting.