Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a large creamy white head. Great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, oranges and grapefruit. Nice spiciness there as well, I’m thinking cinnamon. Flavors are very similar. The orange is bit more prevelant. Malts come out a touch more along with the hops. Very nice indeed. The palate is smooth and spicy. I like it. Finish of alcohol laced bitterness.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent brew that I tried at a bar. I wasn't overly impressed, almost tasted like a heffeweizen. But a good micro when you need one
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice yeasty, full bodied, amber that fills the tummy and has plenty of hop and malt flavor-superb balance. Drink many of these if you can, but they are quite filling. Nice brew.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Cloudy amber-chestnut color with a small white head that left nice lacing. Mild aroma of fine tea, light malts and citrus with a spicy sweetness. Sweet flavor with a full-mouth bitter bite, cinnamon and allspice with a lingering astringent finish on the back of the tongue. Full body, mild carbonation. Nice treat!
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tiny bobbles, soft, dense uniform creamy top. Cloudy amber body. Mildly floral, light grainy notes mingle with a citrus hop bite, then builds to a sweet floral and light caramel flavor. finishes clean and crisp. a bit more pronounced malt profile would be awesome to me. Creamier and sweeter as it warmed, showing more of that malt aspect.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a wonderful beer/ Great amber color. Great taste. Have always felt it to be a little sweet or fruity tasting. Has a great bitter kick to it. Ranks in the top 10 for me.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Liquid Lounge in EMP. Cloudy/murky amber almost brown like color. Faint malt aromas. Light to medium bodied, somewhat smooth on the palate, with nutty, malt flavors. The finish is a mild hop intensity. An enjoyable beer.
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unique. Cloudy amber, slightly bitter yet fruity taste. This is one of my favorite beers
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faintly watery hop aroma. Deep dark crystal malt flavor. Thinnish, watery and quite boring. Blah.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent amber, and along with Full Sail's one of the best... thick and malty with nice hops at the end.