Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Nitro tap, dark tan appearance, creamy lasting head. Sort of a boring beer. Not much other than a hint of hop bitterness, and a strong caramel flavor malt aspect. Update when sampled on tap at RVC. No change. Reminds me of what Killians had been like back in the day.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2003 Decent beer. Creamy off-white head with mod lacing on a dark amber body. Aroma is malty and as you would expect, the taste is lightly sweat/malty as well. Additionally, some bitterness and dry hoppy character is present as well. Good effort and drinkable.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can. A little flat. Good malt flavor. Slightly hoppy. Very dissapointing, not a good beer.
dingo (37) - USA - SEP 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent beer, from pour to finish. I can't believe I've never had this before, but I WILL have it again.
It pours a caramel color and smells hoppy. The taste is not quite what I expected..thick yet light somehow. It is full bodied and has little bitter aftertaste.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sparkling clear, copper colored ale. Medium-sized, fizzy, off-white head.
The aroma is of light caramel and butterscotch along with an unpleasant metallic twang.
The flavor is barely better than an American standard rice beer. A touch more malty and fruity. Decently balanced. Very astringent.
Medium-bodied with a an silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean, lightly bitter finish.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usual aroma. nice taste, kind of bitter. almsot like a hoppy stout. what the hekll els eam i supposed to say, i f'n liked it!
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice red color and a sweet malted smell. Taste is malted and has a slight hopped finish. Overall one of the better reds, but I am not a big fan of the reds...
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Cremmy and sweet this is a great brew. It is a more authentic version of Kilians and quite tasty. Had it in a pub on tap and like it very much. Not overwellmed but it’s darn good.
hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The appearance was a medium sized ivory creamy, smooth head that contained fine-large sized bubbles.It had a clear and carbonated body with a reddish-brown hue.The nose was light malt and hops with a smooth and hoppy flavor.The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth and light-medium bodied.This beer left a good lacing on the side of my glass.
thedm (5557) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a large head of mostly lasting finely sized off-white bubbles that left a good lacing and a transparent light brown softly carbonated body behind. The aroma is mild with malt and hop notes while the mouthfeel is smooth with a little hop bitterness to it in the finish. There is definately a "Red" taste to it. The flavor contains elements of malt, hops, a spicey redness.