pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Finally scrounged one of these Utica-made NA beers. I’m revisiting this after tasting the original in the distant misty past. One of the first US micro beers I tasted.
Pours a clear orange-amber ale in the glass. ! finger rocky cap, goes to a ring but laces the glass.
Caramel maltiness, some fruits and dried grass in the nose
Moderate body, thinnish mouth feel. Caramel malts in front are balanced with piney hop and fruity esters, finish dries out with a decent hop bite.
My memory is foggy but this seems a tad thin compared to the AN amber of yore, nothing outstanding but it’s a decent enough amber ale for sessions.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
this brew was okay. I tried it at a beerfest because I’d never seen it before. It was very ....forgettable. Nothing really stood out. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t that bad.
If your looking for run-of-the-mill beer. This is it.
Andrew196 (1403) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with a brief beige head. Sweet malts, hops, and honey in the aroma. Very plain throughout, but it had a pleasant, crisp maltiness to it that was very refreshing. Probably a gateway beer of sorts.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
OK, it's only a lager, but the combination of malt, floral hops, and long finish, plus surprisingly complexity for a lager, made it quite pleasant. Of course, some of this may be location. I had this on a balcony in New York on Central Park West, overlooking the Park and the City at night.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Hard for me to believe the other ratings here, I thought this stuff was awful. Sour flavor that leads into a nasty aftertaste, slimy mouthfeel, weakly fruity aroma, some effervesence that's more annoying than anything else...I just couldn't get into it and now I'm going to have to go downstairs and drink a Celebrator Dopplebock that I had been saving for Friday to wash the taste out of my mouth. Dammit, now I'm going to have to go to the store and pick another one up tomorrow.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish head with a amber body. Almost no aroma. A little taste of hops and malt. Nice aftertaste that lasts a while.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chill hazed amber. Thin white head. Light carbonation. Toasty aroma, some light floral and citric hops and some wet cardboard. Medium bodied, quite full. Slightly citric and floral hop flavor atop a light toasted sweet malt base. A bit of oxidation and wet paper and semi-flat hops. Nice body for a lager. This has potential but I’m not buying this again until they have dated packaging.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color. A nice amber overall in fact. Not much to really wow you though, but nothing to complain about either. Easy drinkin’, good tasting
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice beer, randomly found in a store refridgerator. Great amber/dark-brown color, and sweet richness. An example for others to see what a beer can taste like without going over the top with experimentation. Hints of grape, even, in the palate? A nice beer, one I would have again, esp in a pint at a bar.
canary dog (733) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I haven’t had it in a while. What I remember was nice copper color...and taste very similar to Sam Adams Lager. Very drinkable.