dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty nose. A little darker than style dictates. Head retention is average to low. Malty profile, a little sweet but not overly so.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful-looking beer; decent on the flavor side, but not too dissimilar to Leinenkugel Red when you come right down to it. I’d rate them about even: drinkable but not spectacular.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Irish? This is a straight-ahead american-style amber with a fair dosage of crystal malts and earthy hops. Nothing special about it, but you could do worse.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty nose. The flavor has a nice roasted malt beginning with hints of chocolate that finishes fairly quickly. A subtle sweetnes lingers after the flavor diminishes. Average to slightly above average.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer tastes firm and robust at first, but it trails off. There is no finish. It looks amazing though and it pretty flavorful, but brief.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice copper-red color; however, the head is nearly non-existant. Somewhat of a weak aroma (although I admittedly have a cold right now, so this may not be the case). Flavor is very fruity, low in carbonation, with a quick hop ’ping’ at the tail end. Smooth. Outside of the aroma, I was very impressed with this beer; a nice take on an amber ale.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So-so beer from New Glarus. Snowshoe, reddish-brown in colour, had a decent hop aroma. The flavor was malty and dry. A little sour and fruity in the palate. The finish was pleasant and a bit tangy.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
ANother huge disappointment form these guys- Red in color; no head; malt mildness in the nose. Some coconut angles in the mouth- YUCK. Sits on the tngue strangely.
JPDIPSO (5100) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I will say this one has gotten better in the last few years, but I still haven’t figured out why make an octoberfest ale?! Good caramel malt. Sure wish they would make Cabin Fever belgian style double again for the winter seasonal!
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 It was malty, but I didn’t catch the hops. Smelled better than it tastes