Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with medium head. Medium bodied, hoppy and very refreshing. A good sociable ale.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apricot hopps nose. Amber, no head. Light hoppy taste. Reminds Gary on a Canadian beer :) = maybe because Vermont is so close to Canada :)
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in color with a small white head.Hoppy aroma with a touch of bread.Caramel notes in flavor with a bitter finish.
Reid (2028) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
comes in a 12 oz long neck..nice ,simple water colour on tha label
the beer pours a nice light brown almost amber in colour..its also crystal clear..there was a small white head that went down fast to a good lace.
I can smell the malts very well..plus a frsh pine sort of aroma ( not nasty, intrigueing).
Ah nice tasting Alt we have here , starts sweet, then gives way to a velvety creamyness ( like unsalted butter)..then the hops appear..again the piney flavour appears as an aftertaste.
I like the feel on the palate the contrast between the sweetness , then the creamyness..then the bitter after taste.
Very drinkable Alt beer..Im beginning to like this rare style..maybe I should make a trip to Dusseldorf one of these days.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear copper with minimal head. I don't smell much, a little floral hoppiness maybe. I taste hops, maybe a little fruitiness to end. Not disturbing to drink, but really nothing going on here.
DYCSoccer17 (3447) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Pours a copper color with a slight white head that quickly dissipates with delicate lacing. I smell cherries. Start has some hoppy carbonation. Flavor ends with a sweet and pleasant cherry flavor. This cherry flavor is perfect--not too strong and overpowering like Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. I am not so sure if a cherry flavor is typical of this style though. A decent beer that is not overly complex.---rerate...draught...this stuff is very thin and watery. I am decreasing my palate and overall ratings from a 4/14
dmcguriman (10) - USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it, that's what matters most to me. Color, flavor aroma blah blah blah, I hate how I'm forced to use the typical wording of beer snobs!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, it didn't seem nearly malty enough to be an alt - it did have some sweet bready notes to it. It also didn't have enough hop to call it a pale ale. And the body was surprisingly watery, considering the totally excellent lacing - I mean, the entire inside of the glass ended up covered in lacing. On the other hand, I've got to say it was an easy drinker while I grilled food on the patio.
MaBeer1972 (1399) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light copper color, and subtle aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor, but not much. Well-balanced malt-hop combination. Slightly on the watery side. Not too bad overall though.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a very nice amber color with a good bit of carbonation and a malt smell. Taste is nicely malted and finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Overall I really liked this beer due to the malted body of the flavor.