djm (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another nasty tasting over-rated and well marketed beer (on the west coast at least). No flavor to speak of, over carbonated, lagery tasting ale.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t get the hype associated with this beer - the attractive Belgian nose is about all this beer has going for it. Loads of bready, biscuity malt make it hard to drink. No balance at all - lots of brown sugar sweetness overtake the yeast in the body. The heavy malts throw way off kilter as well. I had a hard time drinking the whole bottle.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty worty aroma, mild sweetness and some tobacco. A little biscuit and some diacetyl. Dull amber, bit of a haze to it, with very little to no head. Medium watery body with medium to heavy carbonation. Starts grainy with mild sweet malts, bit of light toffee. Carbonic acidity and light fruitiness. Tries to end worty and beany then comes over bitter. Nutty carbonic after. A mediocre amber.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of malt. A bit of hops. Enjoyable if not spectatuclar this beer is worth trying but not worth seeking out.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
just a little bit of malty sweetness. just a little bit of hops in the end. nothing offensive about this beer, but nothing great about it either. this would be a good session beer, as it would be very easy to take a few down.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Denvers Logan IAP. This is a "standard", but what’s the point? Poured a translucent orangey-amber. Sweet malt in the nose, some caramel notes too. Taste is identical....biscuit malt flavor, some mild hops to balance the more-or-less weak malt presence. Finishes slightly bitter, mostly lame. Maybe it was the airport setting, but this was one very underwhelming ale.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
out of the bottle, pours a clear, amber body. slightly sweet aroma. tasted flat and a lot like a Heineken. can just detect some malts. thumbs down.
oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice bright amber color. Aromas of grapefruit/pine with some roasty scents. Flavor is citrus mixed well with the sweet malt, finish is a bit metallic, kind of like sucking on a penny.
pwrhouse (4) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fat Tire is an another all time favorite. I love that I can pick up a very good tasting beer at Safeway.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Daught: A nice amber ale with decent malts. A nice drink - not too special, but certainly above average. A great "have a couple" beer.