jonas (6045) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Re-rate from bottle in a plane:
3 3 4 2 7
Bad sugar sirup aroma, toffee and butterscotch
Orange brown Low offwhite head
Lightbodied, sugar gunk and nuts
Lightbodied, lightning fast caramel finish. Utterly forgettable brew.
Old rating 5 3 6 2 10
Tap at The Arc, Munich
Red brown, nice off-white head.
Crackermalt, a bit roast, slight perfumed british hops.
Medium to light body, flatish.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ultra smooth, mild malt and no hops. Thirst quenching a very good beer on a hot dry day but a bit boring
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As I pour it into my glass, the first thing I notice is the nice brown color, just as it should be for this style beer. There’s not much of an aroma, maybe just a subtle hint of hops. It has a mild smooth flavor, with a minimal aftertaste and a bit of sweetness from the malt. This is a pretty good beer, but somewhat boring flavor-wise. Very drinkable, though.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A brown beer with a foamy fast disappearing head. The aroma is light and that of malt - nice. The flavor is watery with hints of sweetness and malt and ending on a slight bitterness - but best description = Watery!
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but not really much to it. Seemed pretty watered down at the beginning and end, with something nutty in the middle.
RobBestwick (651) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 "Muddy water" to the uninitiated, but seriously not too bad, mild malty character, deep bronze colour with a small head, some woody and nutty notes, quite rich, peculiar aftertaste
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ah yes, Newcastle. One of my old school favorites. A very light brown ale, has a start that hits your taste buds right from the get go and you will either love it or hate it. Either way you will hate the aftertaste.
larzi (7) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2003 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium brown. Small head that dissapears pretty quickly. The start and the middle of the taste is OK, but the aftertaste is not that great. A bit watery.
Conclusion: OK - but very anonymous bear.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 RE-RATE: No change in scores, just some more comments. Now that I've had several brown ales, I am better suited to comment on this one. Though I'd still take Abita over this, it has a really cool nutty flavor that I can better appreciate now.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first Ale I ever tasted - but still one of the best. Ummmm!!!!