iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice hoppy aroma, crisp clean flavour, that finishes bitter with more hops. A refreshing beer on a humid summer day.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very flavorful example for such a small beer. Malt is sweet, buttery, slight toffee flavored. Finish is a blast of hops. Smooth and refreshing.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lite and hoppy
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t understand why they made this beer, it seems like a weaker version of their Blue Paddle Pilsener. Very average beer dominated by hoppy flavor.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite light, slightly hoppy, I’d compare it to Blue Paddle light even though they’re completely different styles. Not very aggressive at all, not a good beer compared with other NB stuff.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as powerful of a presence as I was hoping for from this brewer.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Estery hop aroma, pale gold color. This beer had a very boring hop profile followed by a crisp and sudden finish. Decent, but nothing special.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classified as Belgian, I don’t see it, but otherwise I have no idea what this beer would categorized as. However, I found it to be surprisingly complex for a light, quenching, essentially session beer (and surprisingly complex for a beer meant to be served cold). Perhaps my new #1 session beer. Rich fruity orangey resiny hop aroma (plus grass and cannabis). Light amber color with med foamy head, decent retention. Rich, peppery spicy palate (almost like a Saison), with warming caramel malts. Tingly and alive in the mouth.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and unassuming, as it was meant to be. I tried it at the brewery, where they told me that is was modeled after a Belgian table beer, which is what anyone, young or old, would be drinking with their average meal. As such, it is a nice beer. Don’t confuse this with a Belgian strong ale.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This really reminded me of a less assertive version of De Ranke XX Bitter. A very belgium version of a bitter. Nice and refreshing. IMHO this was the summer-type quencher that NB was shooting for and did a nice job with.