Bailz316 (253) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color with offwhite head. Malty and somewhat hoppy. Too watery. Bitter finish. Solid brew but nothing to write home about
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brownish orange, thick tan head and nice head retention. Peppery fruity aroma. Malty fruity flavors. Moderate bitterness. Medium body. Hoppy finish. Decent drinking brew. Bottled on 5/10/05.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a med. amber with a lite white head. Nose of mild caramel with a firm maltiness. Flavors are slightly earthy and grassy, but with a caramelly sweetness. Body is a little lite for the style and the finish is not dry enough. Otherwise, this is a really smooth beer that is a hell of a lot better than most of the ambers made in America.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as good as DoubleBag. Poured a copper/orange color with little head. Weak aroma. Crisp malty flavor. Nice hopped background. Not much to this beer. Decent
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
05.25.05 12oz bottle. Glistening, coppery brown with thick and fluffy off-white head. Mild aromas of cooked, husky grains, crusty, a touch salty. Flavor is very mild and a bit bland with tons of bitterness, tingly fizz. Reminds of salted stale pretzels, but abrupt and bitter. Really need some body, less eff.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright copper an still with a creamy ivory head. not much lace to speak of. Smells quite hoppy with hints of spice and faint sour apple.
Taste is bitter. Bitter throughout for various reasons. Spicy malt flavors in there somewhere. Not sure of how to describe this but it tastes "grainy", like unmalted barley. Hoppy finish and aftertaste. This beer is crisp and easy to drink. Would make a nice session brew during a ski vacation. Solid.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Maynard, MA. Poured a nice bubbly amber, decent head for a bar pour. God forbid you get a head on your beer in a bar. Anyway, thought this was a very refreshing beer - some citrus flavor to it and very palatable.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewtopia ’05. Copper color, no nose. Tasted sweet/malt. Nothing going on here.
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color out of the bottle with a generous foamy off white head. Not much of a nose, but what there was had a thin, grainy quality to it. The initial taste was some fruity sweetness followed by an unidentified bitterness in the finish. This bottle seemed to have an off acidity to it. Not a great beer.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest, 4/02/05. Pours a clear, amber mixed with caramel brown, small white head, with some retention. Smells of light toffee, a touch of sour yeast and some darker, bittersweet fruits. Flavor is quite full up front, with a strong yeast presence coupled with brown sugar, and dry toffee. Dries out considerably towards the end, with some light astringency and a touch of fruitiness. A bit of dirty, earthiness lingers on. Medium body, moderate, large-bubbled carbonation.