chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting brew, a slight belgian like in a minimalistic sence. Nutty spice middle malt low hop level. Almost pale in color copperish. Decent drinking beer, 5.3% semms high.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - MAR 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap around Boulder. Beer that makes me smile all over. Not breaking any world records for flavour but as good a malt biscuit flavour as I can find on tap, perfect subtle hop balance, finish that makes you order another.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Deep gold-red with a small white head. Slight nutty, chocolate aromatics with some sweet malt. Toasty astringency, some caramel. Barest whispers of spicy hops in the finish with a biscuity flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light, somewhat dry.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at NYPD pizza in Albuquerque. Pours orange with light head and moderate lacing. Hoppiness was moderate. Citrus (orange) comes through. Paired well with the pie.
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a great beer. If I could have this in a six-pack, instead of a $3 22 oz. bottle, I’d buy it every week. Not much aroma, looks carmelly but not interesting, medium-light bodied palate, but it TASTES great! It’s all about the malts for this beer. I tasted very little hops, and didn’t mind. Think of the most pleasant, but not extreme, fresh bread you’ve had, and you’re close to imagining what this beer tastes like. It’s not extreme in any way, but -- seriously -- perfect for those times you just want a beer after work, or a beer that will compliment rather than take over a meal. FYI, I had this with liver sausage once, and it was no match for the sausage, so save this for pizza and sandwiches and drinking on the porch in warm weather or with good friends inside in cold Chicago weather.
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Golden orange pour with thick creamy head that clings to glass. First smell is orange. Smells doughy, dusty, and dry with good amounts of yeast. Roasty taste of biscuits with a crispy bacon flavor. Subtle pine hops finishes the well balanced profile. As it warms, more meaty and apple flavors dominate and bring along a yeasty quality. Palate is slightly dry with a medium body. No alcohol presence in any part of the beer. Nice drinker.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body with a white head that faded away as soon as I finished pouring. Aroma is malt centerd with toasted and roasted notes, some citrus. The flavor is similar to the nose, semi-sweet, some bitterness in the finish.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, Best Before 12/15/06. Purchased in Missouri and brought back by my wife while visiting family up there...Pours a clear orange-brown with a large, frothy, light tan head that lasted a good while. Fair lacing...Smell heavy caramel malt and light perfume hops. Can also detect a light alcohol/soy sauce odor and actually something very solvent like...Medium bodied with a creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish...A long toasted cereal flavor that is lightly sweet and moderately bitter...Had this for the first time on tap in Colorado Springs but preferred many of the other New Belgium brews over this, especially 1554. The bad aroma most likely was due to this bottle being way past the Best Before date and I’d love the opportunity to rate it again. Still though, the nice toasty oats manage to shine through and elevate it to "very good brew" status.
verge (32) - USA - MAR 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a really cine amber ale. Its not sold everywhere, and not where I am, but when I get the chance Ill buy a couple cases. I really enjoy the biicuity flavor folowed by a sligt hoppy bitterness. Very enjoyable.
withgrace (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is fantastic! I discovered it on a business trip, October 2005. Sadly, they do not have it in Kentucky.