krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2002
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
liberties were taken in describing this beer as íredí, itís squarely in the orange camp. thatís entirely academic, because even if it was neon bloody crimson, it would still flounder in most of the pertinent realms of assessment. a head of whipped sesame froth has some attractiveness, but that wonít pay the bills. nose is cardboard box and slo-poke caramel bar; but worse: has just a sullied tinge of an earthy note that one associates with a hardworking person just prior to a much needed shower. or perhaps his socks. flavor is non-committal around the subject of either maltiness or hops, stutters something unconvincing about vanilla flavored diet water. moderate carbonation yields to open water. small craft advisory.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Low ratings because Iím a bit pissed today that this is rated higher than the dirty bastard scotch ale... thereís not much here at all. I say itís slightly worse than killians... typical american "red" beer; slightly creamy, more hoppy than anything else going on... slight malt, decent dry finish... appearance is nice, but I can buy food coloring anywhere... oh well, nothing spectacular here.
TheReverend99 (2) - USA - OCT 29, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Why do you not understand? THIS BEER IS SHIT!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber with a light vanilla colored head. Light vegetable/pumpkin aroma. Very mild malt with a sweeter finish that seems a bit unclean. Nothing really objectionable, just not a lot there.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2002
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looks like a beer, smells almost like a beer but is one of those near-beers halfway between macros and real beer. Not enough body, flavor and no hop definition.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a bad looking beer, dark brown with a creamy white head. The aroma is malt, a lot of sediment floating in this one. The initial sip is watery on the tongue with overwhelming flavor of sweet malt. Not a very good beer, but at least now Iíve had a beer from Wisconsin.
Velveeta99 (13) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A smidge better than drinking Killianís, but red beer sux.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just íslightlyí better than average. I wish U.S. and Irish red beer would just go away.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing stands out about it, but nothing kills it either. Middle of the road brew, better than most but not great. I seem to be getting a lot of these beers recently.
bbrock81 (291) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very middle-of-the-road. Didnít taste that much like a red to me, more like a weak lager, but it is certainly better than Killians.