spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Colorado. Seems to be everywhere out there. Good deep amber color and average white head. Nice roasted caramel aroma. Good malty, spicy amber beer flavor. Thin body. I enjoyed a bunch of these, but I see its not the best New Belgium.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heard so much good stuff about New Belgium. Bought several of their beers and find them to be just average. This had a nice copper body with foamy white head and nice lacing. Malty sweetness to the nose was okay. A bit watery in texture. Might be good cold on a hot day or with some food but the flavor does not merit solo sipping. A mediocre beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 just a good overall beer with very short lasting head.
nice color,,i dont taste biscuits,,maybe a little of the pan.
hershiser2 (1191) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had heard so many great things about this beer, so I gave it a shot. Not overly impressed by any means, but didn’t dislike it. It’s kinda complex, with lots of flavors going on, but mainly a roasted hop thing, that’s not great, but not bad.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 Orange-amber, think looking body. Big, thick, white bubbly head. Smells really good: sweet and fragrant, florally so with some abrosia and sweet caramel. Taste is medium bodied, malt-centric; cherry, bananna, grape, honey and dry, grapefruit hop finish. Aftertaste is a little cloying from all the sweet flavors, making it uncomfortable on the throat. This beer provoked my friend Kevin to offer, "it tastes like a tootsie pop." Indeed. Purchased in Galveston, TX (Spring Break ’04).
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color with a small white head that falls fast. Aroma is slightly spicy and nice and malty. Taste is a bit sweet at first, mildly malty and very smooth.
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spreading like a cancer all over the West Coast. This is not a good beer, nor a terrible beer, but solidly mediocre. Overly carbonated with thin body and somewhat watery taste.
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, bottle. Pours a nice amber color with a decent frothy head. Nose is sweet, fruity, and malty. Not as malty in taste as nose, but a solid nice beer. Good carbonation, but a little thin in body. Nice summer beer for me.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad amber. Had this one out of the bottle. Bit of a fruity nose, malty taste, clean finish. Good overall.
badgerben (4364) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty amber color with just a little head. It has a little fruity aroma. The taste has mild hops and mild malts with a little more of the fruit. Nothing to gung ho, I expected more.