benrice99 (4) - USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit light for an Amber. I prefer 90 Schilling, but when you can get this stuff fresh, there are few much better.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the butteryest beers I’ve ever had. Almost oily on the palate, but definately butter. Slight spice and apple. Failrly light and highly drinkable.
zamco1799 (3) - USA - JUN 29, 2002 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
way too Heavy a beer for heavy drinking.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has become a standard Amber in relative fashion. This beer has nothing wrong with it, there is just nothing spactuacular about it either. A very fine amber that will go with just about any food and is always a nice fall back when you need something everyone will like.
On draught I found this much more tailored to your typical bargoer’s palate: always served cold, very carbonated and watery as all hell. Fat Tire is already the standard for beginner beer drinkers, but the draught seems to exist somewhere beyond this - the maltiness takes backseat to the water. And on a final note, I realize a tavern envioronment is neither the best place to drink a beer nor rate it, but this has even less aroma than I’m used to finding in my bar beers.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Deep amber color, light foamy head, some sheets of lace in the glass. Flowery fruity, light malty aroma, starts sweet fruity flavors, dry finish. Light body with a watery mouthfeel, a good brew for converting macroswill drinkers.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty easy to find out west, and pretty drinkable, too - but boring. Some bready sweetness and that’s about it.
MrRomero (1966) - Nolanville, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad at all. Had about 80 ounces and was feeling pretty good. On tap at Applebee’s in Albuquerque and Colorado.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
There are a lot of better Ambers out there, but for some reason people buy this one.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is one of the most insipid of the major-micro beers. It’s limp, hollow, and leaves a tinny aftertaste when it leaves one at all.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice simple beer.