jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Amber brown in appearance with a sticky and large off white head. Slight hoppy start that finishes quite clean. Body has a rather caramelly flavor. Great when you can get it on tap but loses a lot of its luster in the bottle.
argo0 (11093) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium-bodied beer, it’s got a decent balance between German hops and malt, but there’s nothing standout about it.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled 6/19/02) Rather plain and simple. A little malty. The hops are restrained. It really does not remind me of an alt.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed drinking this beer. Nice aroma and and a slight hop after taste. good beer
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted malt and fresh lemons in the back…Easy to forget…
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bubbly and quickly settles to a clear, moderately carbonated headless beer. Color is light and not as amber as I expected, aroma smells skunky, but noble hops are evident. Flavor is OK at best and slightly better than a well traveled European beer in a green bottle. This beer did not age well - even for four weeks.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this brew alot. Good fruity aroma that wasn’t too strong or offensive and the darker color was nice. The balance between the malts and hops was the best part. Malts are upfront and hops finish the taste, but both are noticeable throughout. Yummy.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
8/19/01 Solid amber/golden type ale; nose promises more than the beer delivers, and the pronounced bite at the end seems a bit much for the style. Not a lot to say about this one; a bit sweeter and maltier on the flavor, hoppier on the end.
4/25/02 Boy did I overrate this one. Barely drinkable, awful metallic taste at the end, thin and watery; I could’ve had a bad bottle this time, but based on my general impression of this brewery, I’m not eager to try it again, at least not bottled.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Nice fruity hop aroma, really good malty aftertaste. Cuts through spicy food nicely.