vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a nice amber color with moderate carbonation and medium head. Smell is of sweet malts. Taste is also of sweet malts with medium body and finishes with little bitterness. Overall a very good beer.
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden-orange, thin but sticky head... Sweet, almost lime-flavored malty beer. Light and yummy.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish beer with a crisp white head. Malt, citric, floral, pleasant enough, and easy drinking. Best enjoyed with pizza in Hilo where it is brewed.
Ernest (6187) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot), with notes of peach and black tea.
moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Nifty aroma, only slight fault is a faint husky aftertaste. Nice.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although labeled as a lager, this beer is most reminiscent of an American amber with its healthy amber color (and healthy head) and malt notes abundant in both aroma and flavor. Quite a refreshing, relatively simple beer--but with some deeper roasted notes detectable. A satisfying medium-bodied amber-like ale.