FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is about as mediocre as a beer can get. Nothing to it really. Light and nutty in flavor. just off the beaten path enough to be interesting but nothing for the brewer to be proud of.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tangerine in color light is taste. Malt front with a tiny bit hops hops in the finish. A decent brew.
jgb9348 (4435) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber in colour with a thin white head. Orange and yellow highlights show when held up to a light. Smells of sweet fruit: pineapple, apples and grapes are very noticeable. Medium-bodied, tasting mostly of malt with a bit of hops. The aftertaste is very mild, only a subtle sweetness. A pretty average amber, really nothing else special. Best before 10-September-2003 on the bottle. I bought this 22 ounce bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton (Denver), Colorado.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Topped by a thin quickly disappearing head. A pretty copper color. Smells nothing much more than beery, but in a good way that reminds me of a dried cracker aroma. Light sweet taste with a cracker-bread bite to it. This is a good example of a beer with biscuity cracker flavor in it. A slight hint of some off putting taste, but this fades quickly. No real hop presence to speak of. This is a fairly bland beer from a brewery that so much good beer has come from. Oh well at least it allows NBB to make other great beers. This I would rate as serviceable when nothing else is available.
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dmcguriman (10) - USA - AUG 15, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very nice beer. I could drink it till the cows come home. Then I'll have a steak!
h20andhops (5) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just an average beer. I miss all the hype? Flavor is so so and it leaves you looking for a finish. Overrated beer!
sirdrinkalot (3) - Montgomery, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer! Nice finish, color, and great flavor. One of my new favorites. I wish I could get it in my local pub
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Thick foamy head, leaves a lasting skiff and nice lacing. Nice hops for an amber. Medium gold coour. Malt sweetness is balanced well with the hops. Excellent with dinner.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated Boulder Colorado July 31, 2003. Pleasing medium orange amber clear colour. Medium body. Malty tending to quality Brit pub style bitter flavours and aromas. Some unusual kinda Scotch Ale character . Finish and aftertaste also had a phenolic-rubbery feel to it.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very light aroma, doughy. Creamy white head with excellent lacing. Clear amber color. Very light flavors: sweet/sour/bitter. Very dry and light-medium bodied. I guess this beer would be considered very "drinkable", but it is not my style.