KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. Nice reddish color. I like half the taste. Half is fruity and yummy, the other half is bitter and yucky. Overall the good parts win out.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild hoppy note to the aroma with some pleasant fruity esters. Clear amber coloured body with shy off-white head that recedes to ring. Fruitiness balances with fair bitterness in the flavour Medium-light body with fair carbonation and a very dry finish. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4623) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #16. The American Red Ale..not a species I need to spend much time on...but I’ll try to be fair, Mike’s a good guy and a good brewer...this one’s darkish amber, very little head...lightly toasty sweet nose...sweet-sour, lightly lactic malty body...fairly plain, well done for the style but...no, I don’t need more of these.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straight amber, off-white head. A nutty dominance overtakes the aroma, peanut-like oiliness obstructing the malt depth a bit. Nutty caramel malt palate. Moderately carbonated, light-medium bodied. I don’t enjoy the balance too much, those hops seem to attack the malt with a hatchet and dry the hell out of it. It happens a bit too fast I find.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subdued caramel sweetness and fruity malt flavors...Prickly carbonation awakens the tasty hop bitterness...Potent malt huskiness keeps interest going...
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, red ambery color. Good balance of hops and malt. Light to medium body and nice finish.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Milly's. Nice amber color. good malty-ass flava. good stuff. nex time i should get a growler full.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: A definite chlorine/chemical taste from my hometown water supply. Ughh. First rating: Had a pint on tap. Deep amber/red color. This ale has a deep rich maltiness in the finish that seems to last forever. It is easy to see why this is the owners favorite.