mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this at a TGIF of all places.Served way too cold.Very smooth fruity flavor with minimal hop bitterness.The best thing they had on tap.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head retention. Nice amber color. Malty flavor with slight hop taste. Not all it's made out to be. It is actually somewhat bland.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty tasty for one of those fruity micro-brews the college kids are all raving about. Cute label.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is it that much different on draft? I haven"t had it in the bottle so I couldn"t say. Nice toasted malt aroma. Bready flavor. More crisp than I anticipated. A nice everyday beer. Not stunning but a good beer to have around.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 Pretty standard amber ale. No significant qualities, but not too bad to drink.
3fourths (7518) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 Up my numbers from my bottle review. It was slightly better on tap.
RE-RATE: Must agree with AustinMillbarge's comments about the Boulder/Denver folk who think this is the best thing ever. I appreciate their enthusiasm in something other than USA-macro, but I think there's an entire world of beer that is unknown to them. This one has a decent amber color, with a nose and flavor that is tasty, fully of malts with some light hops... the flagship NB brew... I guess it's cool.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2003 Overrated because it is the only thing decent served on tap at so many restraunt bars in the midwest. I tried this at a restraunt and then immediately went back to shiner bock.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber, fast fading head. Lightly hoppy nutty nose.Light malt flavor. Flat and underflavored
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 Milt hops but super bitter. A popular favorite in my region, but not my favorite. There are much better amber ale's around. I'm just glad I have this as an alternative to budweiser and coors products at all the bars with only 1-5 beers on tap.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 nice thick maltiness very little favor besides malt good beer just not great