duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap@The Jolly Roger. These red/amber ales all taste the same after a while. A bit nutty, abit hoppy, definietly not over the top, pretty easy to drink. Fairly thin, not very intersting.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the last of the 3 I tried while visiting here. The appearance was very dark for a an amber, with an average creamy head. The taste is kind of peppery with ints of clove and ginger and cinnamon. A slightly sweet somewhat bitter aftertaste. This was very good, but again a mood beer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good for a beer that is allegedly their best seller. It had a red-orange appearance under an average sized head. This medium bodied beer was crispy on the tongue and had a unique plum taste to it...slightly bitter finish....not bad.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy red amber. Faint carmel malt nose. Smooth malt taste with mellow hop finish.
Note Significantly better on tap than in bottle
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is slightly malty (caramel) with a lot of hops spicyness. Begining is sweet and finish bitter. Bitterness does not last very long. Nice amber color with a thin head. Maritime also has this dry hopped at the brewery - which makes the hops more hoppy, and me more happy. Arrrh.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/13/02: Very light malty nose with a hint of fruit--very pleasant, but as Marinaro suggests, íSniff hard.í Color is a hazy dark red-amber--head is moderate, rocky, lots of lace. Flavor starts with sweet malt, fairly mild, then a tang (from wheat malt perhaps?) accompanied by mellow hop bitterness. Not much top-end here. Finish is dry but fairly flavorless. Too bad, because this brew starts out very well, then seems to quit. Still, it isnít bad, and its ultimate mildness might make it a good substitute for a blond ale or lager for the uninitiated palate...(again, cudos to the astute Marinaro). Re-Rate 10/13/02: The malt nose is noticeably more pronounced this time around, as is its presence as the leading flavor contributor...I liked this quite a bit better than in my initial exposure, with appropriate ratings adjustment...Ambers are not generally amongst my favorites, but this one now rates above average in this group.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown color, small head. Roasted malts, some hoppyness. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is crisp and slightly bitter
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I must have gotten a off bottle because I was not impressed. Bitter and off flavor
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
very thin head over a deep amber beer. Not much in the nose, a bit of malt, but sniff hard. Thin and drinkable but not much to really write about. Probably a good choice to give to a macro-brew drinker (thatís exactly where the other one is headed...)
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brownish red color; Thin to non-existent head; Strawberry in the nose? Dry and bland at the same time. Donít bother.