BierGunner (18) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is real beer. Slightly bitter with a sweet malty flavor. Wish it was a little less pricey but I suppose if it were I'd have to quit my job and become a full time beer drinker.
bb (8536) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I just don't like this beer. It tastes thinner than I'd like and the overall flavor just isn't for me.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled skunky, first impression negative. Poured nicely, deep brown with a god frothy head. Left a decent lacing on the edge of my glass. Smooth mouth feel, and had a pretty good body. After taste resembled caramel with nutty flavor which was both pleasant and yet it ended strangely bitter. I wonder if the beer was in proper condition for me to adequately assess? I'll have to try it again, but for now I'm not impressed.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have heard a lot about this beer as being one of the best Brown Ales available, however I am not impressed. I wonder if the commercialization of this beer has hindered it's taste. I was surprised to see in pour out of a clear bottle, which may adversly affect the flavor depending on how long it sat on the shelf at the local supermarket. The aroma is certainly that of a brown ale. It has a lighter appearance than other browns that I have sampled. Flavor is ok, slightly bitter with a little nut flavor. A little light on the palate, I guess I like a little stouter brown. Overall, not impressive.
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hailed by many as an exciting brown ale -yet I found it rather lacking in character.Nice appearance with a nutty taste that does not overpower. I remember this being popular with students in my youth but thats no recommendation. Take it or leave it-a run of the mill ale.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber, a very simple brown ale, not alot going on with it. Decent flavors nothings jumps out at you. Goes down easy on a warm day.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply a good beer. Looks and smells beautiful, finis was creamy and malty.
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 Clear amber brown with a nice, fluffy head. Nutty sweet malt taste. Very well balanced. I was worried about skunky problems as it was a clear bottle in a restaurant that I'm sure doesn't sell a lot of these bottles, but it was just fine. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Comparing bottle versus tap, this bottle loses. Trys to be bold, yet uninspiring. Watery yet somewhat malty smooth flavor. This beer needs some new characteristics, preferably a dark bottle. Drinkable.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours an unattractive brown colour. aroma was a lot skunkier than I expected, bad bottle maybe.