BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cllear copper in colour. Large and sustained white fluffy head. Aroma is very malty with a slight grassy presence. Flavour is subtle but unbalanced - big on malt with very slight bitterness leaving little or no finishing balance.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy and malty aroma, with some caramel notes. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head - thin lacing. Strong bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Palate is medium and metallic.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm, nice session brew. Pours pale copper, sticky white head of white froth resting atop. Warming, cooked muffin aroma mixes with a touch of caramel malt roasted notes. Creamy on the palate, sort of medium strength. Easy to drink, this brew is balanced, biscuity and highly quaffable.
Jazzy (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I totally agree with ’mamradskoda’ & ’JenDaveMartin’. This beer has become a common item and a replacement in the likes of the Bay Area. It was on tap at a local sushi bar in the Mission District. I found it to be slightly flat and a little dry, but not bad. Its definitely a good substitute for the Sam Adams’s- Thank Goodness. I just hope I don’t bump into one of those Sam Adams guys in a bar, making me spill my Gin & Tonic!! I’ll just spill my Fat Tire on his ass! Overall, I definitely like the toasted quality, but agree with ’slimweebs’ that the beer’s perfect balance is a letdown for a more discerning palete.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Totally bland and dry (in a bad way) amber ale. This beer has a flat sort of taste to it that persists regardless of where I’ve tried it.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Sweet, fruity, malt and hops. Good balance and great taste, not a bad ’belguim’ brew.
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably the most common beer here in Boulder, and for good reason. It’s not an incredible brew, it’s not New Belgium’s finest, but it has begun to fall into the category of domestic-substitute, where it excels. It’s flavorful, dynamic and fun to drink, plus its color is a unique transparent red that nothing else I’ve seen really imitates.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on Tap at the Tilted Kilt in Vegas. Excellent Ale that has a malty aroma. In the glass its a nice amber color with a of white head. Very enjoyable beer with smokey accents throughout.
JenDaveMartin (2) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Everyone goes crazy over this beer. It’s hit San Francisco like a tidal wave, replacing Sam Adams in some bars.
Sendog04 (1) - Downey, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: I had this first in Yosemite, great combination. Great color with nice head. A superb balance of malt and hops with a sweetness that was not overpowering. The sweetness and the toasty flavor made this one a keeper.