herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doughy, malty brew with a very slight bitterness in the finish. Really don't see what the deal is. Very average.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramelly grain nose, pale amber color, spongy head. Sweetish honey and raisin flavors in the body, then a light toasted nutiness emerges. Smooth finish with a lingering dry roast taste. Good, well-balanced brew.
beerlover82 (216) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Vegas casino: poured a nice amber red with decent head. Malt aroma is pretty average, the mouthfeel is good but the flavor is boring . An OK beer, I'm not a big fan of amber ales, they're too boring for my standards.
drfreedom (7) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2004 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this bad boy has been a fav around freedoms place for the last few years. the biscuit taste can be a little odd at first but always leaves me wanting more. one of the faster quality beers i drink.
tbone52384 (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt flavors. Goes down smooth with good flavor. I'd have one again but wouldn't wanna spend that much on it.
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber. Temporary head. Very smooth drinking medium-bodied amber ale that I loved at first but have only occasionally now. The flavor overall is a little too yeasty, and as others have noted, it's not anything special on the whole. It's worth trying. I wouldn't turn one down, but I also wouldn't just go out and buy it under normal circumstances.
jde123 (757) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light orange and bubbly, quickly dissipating head. Sweet aroma yeasty and floral. This amber isn't too bad, somewhat similar to most others, although doesn't have that overly bitter aftertaste that most ambers seem to have. Still, I think this beer is quite overrated.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber appearrance. Smells like bread dough. Not that impressed but yet keep coming back for more.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Orange amber appearance, very nice, long lasting head. New Belgium is solid with their carbonation. Aroma is of soggy bread, sort of the beginnings of a science experiment for mold. Not bad, just different. The biscuit notes are there in the flavor, more carry over of the soggy bread thing as well. Hops are very muted, this is a malt driven beer. Not bad. I know people knock it for its availability and acceptance by the masses, but you could do worse. Of course it isn’t available in the Commonwealth, so I haven’t had the chance to get sick of it yet. RERATE: 4/10/2010 - draft in Las Vegas. Scores remain the same, but there was less of that soggy bread note - although looking back at this rating, I can see where I was getting that from. Still, all in all, just sort of a boring but not bad beer.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Good beer, great aroma. Medium-high malt. There is a spice there that I can't put my finger on, but I enjoy.