vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2003 It has a nice darker amber color and a nut/malt smell. Has a sweet taste and a smooth finish. Overall not too bad.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Like a lot of the things Michael Jackson says, this is totally stupid! This beer is far too overrated and in my opinion NO classic at all! The aroma is missing entirely and the flavour is not just watery, but actually so boring that i poured everything out after just one sip. No interesting body nor head at all! An FAR over-rated beer after my opinion!
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly my favorite brown ale. A good brew to just sit down and relax with.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 New: Since I first rated this 5 years ago, I have had a number of occasions to drink it and have found, to my great surprise, that I actually rather like it. It is really full of flavor and wonderfully balanced. This is really a go-to beer at those events I always seem to attend where the choices are the macros and the usual suspects of Samuel Adams, Beck’s, etc.
Old (Sept. 2002): The debates on this one are hilarious. I never thought there was much going on with this beer. Occasionally, I’ve had a sample that shows a little bit of flavor (I guess some nutty malt?). Someone suggested drinking this one while watching the Golden Girls. Exactly.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color, pretty smooth, a good brown ale.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a smooth drinking ale. Go out and purchase some and watch the Golden Girls
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown color, off white head. Had this at a social gathering so I am rating this from memory.
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 can be great, or skunky. used to love it, but i've found better browns since then. more partial to the "nut brown" beers.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2003 This one pours a clear brown color with a fizzy white head. Not very much head retention but it does leave some lacings on the glass. Faint malt aroma that is ever so slightly caramel like. Medium to thin bodied, with a slightly malty flavor and light, sweet finish. Not bad for a macro brew that uses adjuncts. Easy to drink in large quantities.
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
my favorite beer.