SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 clear light amber color under a large frothy off-white head. toasted malt aroma. flavor is very toasty, nutty, biscuity. medium body with a moderate smooth carbonation. easy drinking amber
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Severly overrated in many circles, but respectable. Weak roasted malt is overshadowed by a faint hops presence. This beer lacks an identity, but I guess that’s what sells it to the masses.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Have had on tap and from bottle. Smells and tastes sweet with roastiness a little in the flavor. Fresh and smooth, a nice amber, slightly buttery in mouthfeel.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle and on tap......
This is a good amber that reminds me a lot of alaskan ambers. Good sweet smell with burnt malts strong hops in small numbers. Good medium color with decent staying head. Fresh smoothey after taste. This is a good well rounded beer.
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Nice amber ale with a bit of a butty flavor. Very drinkable, but can be a bit on the dry/biiter side of the palate. Almost impossible to get any New Belgium brews east of the Mississippi. This beer has some serious college memories attached, hence my higher-than-expected rating.
cathcacr (645) - Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this on draft and it struck me as quite average. Rather non-deScript all-around; pre-snob stage, I’d probably find a lot to like about this, but there are much more interesting beers out there.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - MAY 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve heard alot about this beer but spending most of my life under Oklahoma’s strange beer laws I’ve never had the opportunity. I really didn’t see anything special. It seems like a standard amber/copper ale, very mild hops and malts, no flavors discernable. It wasn’t bad at all just very standard.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color with very thin white head. Aroma is spicy and malty. Doughy and spicy flavor. Nothing to balance it out or clean the palate. Bulky and unbalanced.
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice amber, lingering thin tan head with nice lacing. Sweet aroma, and intial caramel flavor. Ends with a slite bitterness to make it interesting. A very good amber ale. One of my all time favorites. I wish I could get it in Maryland. Thank goodness for trips to Arizona.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 22oz bottle. Light amber pour, very little head. Aroma is light brewery malt. Mouthfeel is watery. taste mostly characterized by a burnt biscuit or bread flavor. Some pepper.