thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent tasting ale here. None of that annoying after-bite that some ales leave. Looks great out of the bottle too. Very well crafted beer.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottle... The aroma is the greatest aspect of this ale. Light "made from scratch" bisquit aroma. Lightly yeasty and floral. Notes of milk chocolate, French Oak, brown sugar, cooked corn, spruce and allspice. This crystal clear amber ale has a small, fizzy, white head which is quickly and totally diminishing.
The flavor is perfectly balanced. Hint of fuzzy fruits. A little thin and bland. Still enjoyable, though. Light-bodied. Watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Medium length, fizzy, dry finish.
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 16, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad amber - reasonably malty, bit sweat, not much bitterness. doesnít really distinguish itself in anyway. remember that star trek the next gen where picard goes back in time with Q and sees what happens if he doesnít get into the bar fight with the narsican? well - thatís this beer. decent - but Iíll take something a bit more on the wild side...
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 Toasty and crisp all at once. Tastes great with food. Definitely worth the moderate price. Great balance, good session beer.
jaedaen99 (2) - USA - NOV 5, 2002 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very popular beer around here that is a bit overrated, though itís not without itís charm. Itís sweet and mild, good for those occasions where youíre in the mood for something light.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent amber, though I agree it has a certain sweetness to it that detracts from the overall score.
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seems to be a session beer with a twist. Slightly sweet without being overly heavy and a touch more bitterness than one might expect. Also, a rare exception to the "cool label = bad beer" rule.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper colour, foamy off white head.
sweet malty brew with caramel and biscuit notes.
some fruity aftertaste.
good beer but not very exciting.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice drinking amber, not my favorite from NB, but by far their biggest name. Nice lite flavor with a little sweatness to it.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite sure of what this is trying to be. Is it an Amber, is it a Belgian? It is somewhere in between. Nice flavor, a little sweet.