ElGaucho (2121) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly malty aroma; quite sublte. No head to speak of; clear amber body. Flavor is rather innocuous. No hops, yet not really very malty. Blah and average.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 (bottle) Huh. One of those weird things. I had this several times, thinking it was a really good beer. I rated it 4.1 on 4/8/03. But I just had another one and it was well... pretty boring. Not much flavor, not much of anything. Makes me wonder what i tasted last time. :)
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good looking beer. I got to admit it reminded me of a macro. Light malts nonexisting hops, not much of a finish.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mellow hops, mellow malts ... mellow everything. A good, decent Amber ale. Not too fizzy and not too pale.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Caramel notes and good drinkability. Hop profile is simple and not overwhelming; this is a decent brew that obviously doesn't compare to others from NB, but still refreshing and enjoyable.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, some hop aroma. Mostly bland malt, some caramel. Fairly simple brew, finish is smooth but lacks flavor.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much to say except this one blew. Had this one in Arizona, saw it everywhere. Reminds me of Yuengling in PA, a crap beer that everyone loves to drink cuz it aint from BMC.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basic caramel malt nose. All malt in the mouth: simple crystal malt flavors. A finish I frankly do not like.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It has a septic and floral aroma. This is a great alternative to Bud., but in terms of technical flavor, it has much to be desired. Underdeveloped malt flavor with little hop characteristic. This is obviously New Belgium's Macro-Brew.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Dark yellow-amber. Little head. Aroma mostly of this funky corn nut/exhaust from a maladjusted diesel engine (the "amber aroma"). The amber aroma is pretty strong, drowning out anything else that may be of interest. A Light finishing beer with a little more of that "nut" coming out. Average brew.