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 (5424) - 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 (947) - 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 (1153) - 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 (1937) - 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.
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yep! Itís an amber! Snooze. Worst beer by far from this normally outstanding brewery. Itís not horrible or anything, just boring.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber copper color with a big foamy off-white head. A smooth caramel and malty aroma and flavor.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, above average beer. Nice rich auburn color, with a refreshing balance of hops. Slightly tangy.
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I saved this one for last out of the sampling of New Belgium I got (thanks PhillyBeer2112!). This is one instance where I did not save the best for last though. While this was a very good Amber it is definitely not one of their better offerings. Pours a nice amber color with virtually no head which is a noticeable break from NBís other brews. Passable malt aroma. Rather sweet malt flavor with a slight apple finish. Iím glad I finally got my hands on this but it doesnít compare to the Trippel.