bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a fairly decent beer, pours a nice brown color, some malty nutty flavor. used to like it more, but as I have had other browns, I realize this is just slightly better than mediocre.
acnemaster99 (20) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is the best beer that you can easily get anywhere. It is available most anywhere and it has a wonderful nutty flavor.
raymow (1084) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite beers. Excellent appearance and taste. My only complaint would be after 5 or 6 they donít taste as good for some reason - maybe because my taste buds are dulled too much by then?
Perdue46 (68) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this beer to be quite delicious, very good flavor and not too expensive.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium Brown color, medium head. Nice malty beer. Milder flavor, smooth taste. Good hop/malt balance. Some malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and slightly dry. A classic.
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 (4650) - 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, Beckís, etc.
Old (Sept. 2002): The debates on this one are hilarious. I never thought there was much going on with this beer. Occasionally, Iíve 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.