leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with large white head that gradually diminishes. Malt and a slightly sweet caramel like aroma. Nicely carbonated and smooth on the palate. With a nice balance of roasted malt and hops. The roasted malt flavor builds in the finish but quickly subsides.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very malty aroma, similar to that in a malted milk shake. Mouthfeel is thin and developed. Rather nice bitterness to it, not that from a completely hopped beer, but slightly oily too.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 Dark orange body with a trace of a head on top. Aroma of artificial orange candy. There is also a little bit of dark bread and some stale toffee. The taste is stale old toffee with some milk chocolate. Finish that is very dry oak at first that turns a little sour. Needs some more caramel flavor to balance the dry woody character. I have tried this a few more times over the years and liked it less each time.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$4.00 USD for a 25 ounce draft at Stone Street in Caesar's Tahoe. Truly a "solid beer" with a deep amber color, crisp sweet flavor and a roasted malt finish.
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 good. sweet and subtle, mild apple/fruit, malty. not much in the bitter end. lively on the tongue. soft and satisfying ale for a carefree night. nothing to ponder about, grab a friend and enjoy it then. BIG thanks to tannertavernboy.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored beer with an off white frothy head mostly diminishing. Aroma is slightly malty followed by a soft malty taste. Some hopp presense felt but balanced.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a lame amber ale, and nowhere near as good as every other beer they make that I've tried up to this point.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much in the way of aroma or head. Balanced flavor with hops and malts evident simutaneously. Very carbonated. I wasn't expecting much because it's an amber ale, but it was pretty satisfying, although not ideally paired with mexican food.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this one after a wonderful beer (New Belgium Wheat) so it had a lot measure up to. Not surprisingly it didn't measure well. It seemed to lack smoothness and was too much on the bitter side for me.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is enjoyable from either the tap or bottle. Not too overwhelming in any category. It's what i get at restaurants, when your only choice is to get bud, coors, or miller. Doesnt make you feeled stuff, yet leaves you pleased that you just had a good beer. Amber in color, crisp bite, smooth aroma.