dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full head, great color. Has an odd, almost nut-brown ale flavoring. Not a standout.
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice copper color with medium head. Nutty flavor with hints of carmel. Nice aftertaste.
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and light lacing. Earthy and lightly sweet caramel aroma. More caramel in the flavor as well as nuts, and light citrus. Balanced.
DocLock (9984) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark straw/orangish, with some malt and slight hops. Tastes malty, with finishing slight hops, and a decent crisp malt at the finish.
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found that many of the ale’s brewed in the northeast have a very similar feel and taste. This one is no exception and I prefer other local ale’s to this one.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice full red coloring, but everything else is very average. Reminded me of the sam adams boston ale, but with a bit less going for it. You can drink this one easily, as it goes down smooth, but then again, so does bud light, right?
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin but frothy head with decent lacing and low carbonation. Malty bready aroma with a bit of hops. Color is a medium golden orange. Soft mouth feel. More bread/dough and malts and a bit of toasty grains. Finish is slightly dry and a little bitter. The hops are really pronounced at the finish. A decent altbier.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this last weekend at home in VT. Plentiful here, and a decent beer but definitely not amazing. As VTHopHead says, it does not match up to the other beers from VT. Doesn’t really taste like an Altbier.
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A common beer in these parts and an early leader in the "micros" from VT, but it does not match up to the better beers being produced in VT now. This is a drinkable beer, but I will choose another unless given not other alternative.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful aroma. Gives a very mountain-y feel, rich with good color. Taste is solid, but not terribly improvisational.