zombywoof (460) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel and malt. Not much of a nose. Ok amber ale but very overrated. The previous posters pretty much have this pegged. New Belgium has better brews than this.
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Burger Bar in Vegas. The scene was better than the beer. Drinkable but not very exciting. Amber in color and lacking in complexity. Reminds me of a newcastle. I have heard a lot about this brew and was expecting something a little more exciting. The hype must be for reasons other than the taste.
vyvvy (5302) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour clear amber with small white head that leaves quickly. Aroma is lightly roasted malt - lightly breadlike. Mouthfeel is pretty thin with medium carbonation. Taste is fairly watery - roasted malt with a little bit of caramel. Sour hop finish. Overall, not an exciting beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, from BevMo La Jolla. Wow, this stuff has shown up EVERYWHERE around San Diego in the past few months - even at Costco. What’s the deal? Anyway, pours clear copper-amber with a tiny head. Somewhat toasty, smokey and earthy malt aroma, with a touch of licorice and herbs. Flavor dominated by toasty, earthy malts, some hoppy notes with grass and caramel in the finish. Medium body and gentle carbonation. A passable session ale, but nothing to get excited about.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Crown & Anchor, Las Vegas; 4-3-5-2-9=23
Amber color. Light malt aroma and taste; light cheesy aroma. No hop aroma, no fruitness; and with some yeast.
Amber color. Malt vegetable aroma. Medium bodied, some light caramel, no character. Poor.
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
good, not great. This beer illustrates what marketing can do for an unexciting beer.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in quite a few places around my area. Great beer for something so common. Well balanced, slightly hoppy, with a bit of citrus. Pretty average, but much better than some things you’ll find on tap.
mzwaterski (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer to date. This beer has a light malty nutty flavor. It is a good amber with a lot of great flavor. Has a very nice aroma
jake65 (3234) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Re-rate: I used to like having this as an alternative to macros when tap/bottle selection was limited... Last night, my wife’s co-worker exclaims "Hey, at least they have good beer here!" I look with great anticipation to discover Michelob Ultra, Corona, and Fat Tire. I think to myself, ’oh well, its been awhile since I’ve had one of those.’ Now it seems that all I get from this is malty, bready, cardboardy nothingness. Hops are no where to be found... It doesn’t suck, but it doesn’t taste like I remember it from 2-3 years ago.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have had this in bottle several times and never enjoyed it. The other day, I had it on tap, and again, didnt like it. I am not really sure what all the hype is about, other than it’s a perfectly safe beer for those who want to be a part of the craft beer world without the all the flavor/and or hops. Good for the chicks.