BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stacked this one head to head vs Bass Pale Ale, regardless of brewer’s descriptions. To my mind, these two are virtual twins, with some very interesting distinguishing features.
Aroma: earthy, bread, wonderful!
Appearance: amber, average frothy head with good lacing
Flavor: BREAD and HEARTH! All things homey, comforting, and earthy! Sweet/Bitter perfectly balanced, so that niether seems apparent - a chorus!
Palate: LONG, creamy, mild, and DELICIOUS! From WHERE or WHAT does NB get that taste?
Overall: Less a "beer" than a comfort food. If "Flat Tire" had no alchohol whatsoever, it might still be my favorite beverage. Hop heads, beware, this will be altogether too mild and tasty for your taste.
Minus: Appearance lacks explosion or pizzaz. Relatively mild carbonation - a nit-pick for sure!
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Looked amberish to me, but was hard to make out in the dark bar. Toasted caramel and a little floral and even yeasty aroma. More of the same in flavor. Fairly sweet upfront and a little spice in it too. It’s not bad, but not my favorite.
cyberbeer (1) - USA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice amber ale sometimes with a hint of orange. Appearance can be sparkling,with a tan foam head. A nice caramel, woody aroma with a bitter-sweet taste, full body, thick feel, and a lively, long finish. A great beer with foods, on the slopes, or for savoring after a long hard day. If you can make it to Fort Collins it is worth it to take the New Belgium Beer tour... A personal favorite.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. A couple of bottles of these before going off to a Mariners game. Robustness all up it in. They seem to love this one here in Washington, even though its from Colorado.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma is malty with biscuity qualities some fruit and some dusty chocolate. The taste is malty and dry. There is a metallic off-putting taste in the back of the mouth. OK but uninspiring.
TheGreatAddo (14) - West Hills, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Beer Ever! I have been waiting 5 years for this great beer to come to LA.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of a bottle. Aroma biscuity and wet basement. Poured a nice amber with a white head. Flavor was ok sweet malts and hops, pretty even. It was ok nothing spectacular.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light Amber color. Smooth hoppy and slightly bitter start, then rolls into a smooth slightly sweet finish. Excellent on tap
alkaloid (17) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Color is very nice, aroma betrays the taste however. Taste is sour and bitter with a raw finish. Definitely will not purchase again.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
great amber coloring with a white head. Floral aroma with a good mix of maltiness and hopiness. The bike theme makes this a mainstay at my team parties.