fly (1370) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strange that I had samples in three different tasting and had a slightly different opinion each time. Didn't care for it at first and next time thought it was a clear winner. Perhaps a bad bottle first time? At any rate, has a nice body with good maltiness and clean bitter finish.
Braudog (5057) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My nose is stuffed up today, but this is a nice florally hoppy red ale, with a nice hue. Don't know what happened to the Humboldt name, but this is marketed as a "Nectar Ales" product now ... interesting. Anyway, this is sweet yet bitter, with a slight malty tone. Very nice beer.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Appearance is certainly appropriate, that is being reddish and all. Good roasted sweet maltiness, some bitterness, clean finish. Not great, but quite enjoyable.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish/brown color with a good off-whiter head. Malty aroma with a little pine. Flavor has more hops than I thought. A little acidity and a little roastiness/nuttiness. There's a slight astringincey in the beer that isn't quite so smooth, but it's still easy to drink.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and sweet with a smooth malty flavor. I could detect hints of caramel, cherries and apples. Overall very smooth and crisp.
Ungstrup (26475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A red or amber beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of straws, caramel, and hints of roasted bread. The flavor is of roasted malt and good hops - both aroma and bitter - with fruit and caramel notes in the middle. It ends on an OK bitterness. The body is a little thin.
AleDrinker (1090) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber color with tan head. Head dissipates quickly. A nutty aroma. Flavor is hoppy but not bitter. Very smooth session beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty decent beer. Poured a nice dark amber and was moderately hoppy. This would make a nice session beer in both taste and alcohol content.
bu11zeye (11260) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 (Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Has flavors of mild hops, sweet malt, citrus and spice.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tinted sanguine color with dispersing light tan head. Aroma is nutty with a slight bit of grapefruit and plum. A bit floral too. Flavor is subdued yet luscious slightly husky maltiness with some grapenuts and honey. More light fruity notes, sweet; yes, I think the adage fits this beer very well. Soft, wispy palate with mild bitterness--a bit disconcertingly dry after the sweet body. Unique for the 'style' and quite subtle.