MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ok, we will start with the good. Better than bud light and better than the bottle. Now for the rest. Terrible head, completely lacking the nuttiness that good brown ales (sam smith) have and lastly, nothing about this beer would make me remember it long enough to rate accurately ;)
mattduling (64) - Fairmont, West Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little weak, but still better than Bud Light!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little thin and watery. Some malt profile, but it isn’t very complex. No roastiness, nuttiness, toffee, bread or otherwise. Very minimal hops. Deep brown color with a diminutive head. Unremarkable, but (on the plus side) you can find it anywhere and it may prove to be the only macro lager alternative if you’re in a not-so-beer-rich bar.
meadowskl299 (2) - USA - APR 8, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my 5 favorites. Better on tap than bottled.
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle of ’Dog’ now and then goes down well. Although the abv hasn’t changed over the years, the flavour definitely has. It tastes weeker and much less rich than it did when I 1st started drinking it about 12 yrs ago. Still worth a try though.
blueyedbeerguy99 (12) - Wallace, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not enough flavor for me.
jaymobrown (1609) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very smooth, but not the best ale I’ve had. Good color and aroma. Not too much flavor, and a lack of hops.
CabinBoy (4) - Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’just barely better than budwieser’! Papajohn needs to lay off the crack pipe! Obviosly he hasn’t tried a bud in a while or he would take that comment back. This beer is not the best I have tried, but I tend to pick this one up quite frequently. It has a good flavor well beyond that of a Budweiser. Easy to drink on a hot summer day.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Too fizzy and light/watery, and slightly more acidic than expected.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best brown ale’s out there. Goes down very smooth.