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 (28232) - 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 (1089) - 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 (11760) - 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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice medium dark amber color,small off white head that had a decent amount of hangtime then faded to leave a small amount of lace behind.The aroma was sweet malt with a nice fruity accent some what spicy and nicely hopped.The flavor was malty upfront with it quickly changeing to hops and citrus with maybe a slight pine like character,semi sweet with a decent but mild bitterness in the finish and the after taste being fruity and hoppy.Very nice brew that makes me wish i had a few more for later trials.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, copper ale. Medium-sized, frothy, khaki head with good retention.
Notes of honey, earth, and fuzzy fruit in the aroma.
The flavor delivers plenty of hop bitterness to tone down the malt. Medium-bodied with a dry, astringent mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Lengthy, dry, bitter, very lightly pungent finish.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany color with a small tan head. Caramel sweet aroma. Flavor starts moderately sweet followed by a hint of citrus finishing with a light tangy bitterness. Smooth and well balanced. Nice amber overall.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent ruby body with a small tan head. Nose is hopped but has spice added into it. Seems to smell like a SN Celebration Ale mixed with Anchor Our Special Ale. The taste is spices, malt, light hops, citrus fruit and some hints of yeast. Pleasantly smooth mouthfeel and little aftertaste with this one. Not as bitter as I expected it to be. Good beer!