BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. They are doing something right. The overall flavor was refereshing and I enjoyed the light hint of hops at the end. They have a great hops mix on this beer. I get Cascade hops for sure. I would drink this tap or bottle there is little difference.
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good American Amber Ale, wish it would make it to the east coast. My cousin gave me a bottle once and I’ve also had it on Tap in Washington St. It has a great balance between hoppiness and toasty malts.
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pleasant beer. The aroma is subtle, but rich in honey notes. I couldn’t detect much hoppiness, it’s just incredibly balanced. This would be a great late afternoon beer to enjoy in the sunshine with some friends.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is an amber-hued bronze with dense, creamy, off-white head. Doughy, bready, fleishman’s yeast nose with some light fruit. Very malt dominating with toasted dark caramel notes and some fruity/estery character in the finish. Some tart character.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard amber ale. Standard amber color with a fair head. Yeasty and fruity nose. Sort of smells like a malty hoppy pastry. Caramel roasty malts. I enjoyed it. Thanks to my friend Tom for hooking me up with one of these bottles.
fluentsky (10) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Faint malt nose with hint of alcohol and fruit. Light amber pour with beige non-lasting head. Yeasty topnote with a slight hint of bitter malt. Fruit gracenotes. Almost cloyingly sweet. Sweet, bready, non-clean finish that lingers. Typical for a Belgian. Worth a taste, but not exceptional.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a weak malty aroma coming off a clear brown body with a nice white head, flavor was sweet malts with a nice amount of grassy hops. best part of this beer was the balance in the flavor, it was perfect, as the hops took over in a very subtle manner from the malts leaving a nice sweet hop tail as the residual taste. if this was something i could get locally, it could easily become an everyday brew for me.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought this beer would be hoppier than it was, but I still enjoyed it, Malty, but enough bite to it too, pretty good, quite refreshing. I had this on tap at Hollingshead deli, Orange, Ca.
mnurda (1184) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
After dragging a box of beer through the Denver Airport this beer was a welcome relief. Paired with a Wolfgang Puck Chinois Salad, this beer went down too quickly. In fact I drank it so fast I cant even rate it. I will have to try it again.
wirko (10) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got a sample of 3 of these bottles from a friend and finished them fairly quickly and am looking for more. I really enjoy the smooth, easy drinkability of this beer.