ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer will not disapoint. It has a nice head and it’s taste is awsome. Much better then Sam Adams Oktoberfest.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty! Malty, bold, and pretty complex. Although it’s very good, something about the aftertaste was a little funky and didn’t appeal to me much. Altogether a worthy beer. Prosit!
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Tap from brewery. Poured to a deep orange color with an off white head. A medium bodied beer with a mildly hoppy smell and orange flavors are present. A very short finish no real lasting flavors and very smooth. Very mild flavors making it seem lmost non-alcoholic.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CAH. Copper color, very nice, long lasting compact white head. Aroma was faint but malt oriented. Flavor was a pleasant toasty malt accent, with a delicate Okt hop finish. Well balanced. Very nice.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange with a mild haze. Dense off white head. Slow carbonation. Understated malt aroma of toasted Vienna and caramel, citrus and buttery notes. Smooth and lightly crisp. Off tasting metal twang and butter quickly fades. Mish mash of slightly husky, sloppy malts with a saving dose of Vienna sweetness. Medium body. Flavor integrates better as it sits and warms. Dollop of spicy hops and faint citrus provide balance. Finishes with a mild buttery, toasty sweet mixture and flash of its alcohol warmth. A decent version. Saying it’s better than Sam Adams though is like saying Bud is better than Coors.
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, melanoidin notes and dates with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy and spicy hops with light hop bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very grassy saaz hop notes in the nose along with some caramel malts. Slightly metallic. Transparent copper color with a nice frothy jubilant white head. Caramel malts to start turning more roasted in the middle with a nice Saaz kick at the finish. Decent, but a little thin.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Comes in at 5.5% ABV. Copper colored body with a small white head. Aroma is hoppier and fruitier than expected. There is a malty and bubblegum like aroma coming through as well. Taste is light hops with stronger fruit notes and light sweetness and malts. There are some berry flavors along with some light spiciness as well. Body is medium with mild carbonation sharpness. Finishes hopped and fruity with lighter sweetness and spice.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap GIBF, Providence RI. Orange-yellow golden hue. Toasted grain, caramel notes in the aroma. Smooth and buttery, excellent malts and wonderful mouthfeel. ALthough this is enjoyable, its not anything absolutely extraordinary. WOrth revisisting from the bottle.
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle @ Sunset Grill. Pours a moderately deep orange-copper. Very clear with a small lightly yellow tinged white head. Aroma of caramel corn, butter and lightly spicy hops. Flavor is quite sticy, buttery and pretty toffeeish. Good overall flavor of malt with a touch of hops hidden. As it warms, you can taste the light hops on the finish which give a good deal of flavor. Not overly crisp, more sticky and chewy, but at least it had a medium to medium full body which didnt thin out. Pretty tastey.