flyindog (14) - USA - APR 22, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red color. Stradles the line between hoppy and malty, and canít decide between one or the other. An un-noteworthy beer if there ever was one.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-sampled in Pueblo Co in my motel room during the april 10 blizzard-pours a light orange hue with a small white head-vigerous carbonation. skunky lager aroma with some hop notes (tettanang?). broken down malt flavors that were somewhat sour and grainy with some cardboard as well. not very good.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasnít expecting much. I just wanted a cheap, easy to drink, simple beer, without any off flavors. I pretty much have that here. Aroma isnít very good; probably the worst part of it. Itís hard for me to describe it, but it has a malty, stale macro aroma. The white head was fluffy and creamy at first, but disapated quickly leavy minimal lace. The beer itself was a slightly hazy copper orange. Flavor is a little peppery with a touch of malt sweetness that is in good balance. Just a hint of staleness. Pretty decent
Tonsk45 (17) - Santa Fe, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
insubstantial head, not much flavor at all really,there was some finish but once again insubstantial. not the best from Mendecino
FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Translucent bronze-gold color. Lacy white head. Grainy aroma tinged with sulfide. Medium body for a lager, flavor of the grain comes through with a hint of residual sweetness held in check by the sulfide components. Dryness of the finish not fully actualized due to the aforementioned sweetness coming through in the end. Rather drinkable, but neither explemplary in the style, nor up to the bar set by most of Mendocinoís other beers. The word unremarkable comes to mind.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin head that breaks up into a ring. Golden bronze color. Weak aroma of malt and grass. Flavor isnt to pleasant and tastes like grass and small amount of grain wheat. When am i gonna drink a good beer from Mendocino?
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color,small off white head that had a short hangtime then faded leaving little behind.The aroma was mildly malty with a mild but decent hop presence and a slightly sweet smell coming through as well.The taste was nothing special but decent enough with a decent hop showing some light fruit accents with a sort of very mild sweetnes coming through as well.Not bad but definately nothing special.Itís worth a try atleast once but there are better out there.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazy almond color. Lightly malty, nutty aroma, slight hints of straw. A little bit of plasticy/vinyl hint. Lots of body for a lager, slightly sweet to begin with ending with some blurry hops. Pleasant enough overall, but indistinct.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A red beer that is a pale lager? OK, the yeast defines the beer not the malt, so OK. I remember talking to eczematic a while ago about Irish Red Ales where he said he just didnít get it. Ditto. Only a short hit of red, presumably some crystal malt, but so what? A typical lager beer which floats my boat only just.
Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The flavor wasnít terrible, but not great. Its head was gone quickly, and it had alot of floaters in it, large white floaters! Couldnít tell what it was. Iíd drink it again, but I wouldnít buy it.