Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is overripe fruit, light perfumy hops, caramel, malt, and a slight cooked vegetable smell. Bright orange amber color, off-white head, good lacing. Flavor is a mix of light caramel malt and fruity, perfumy hops, and overall is a little thin/watery. Medium body. Overall, a light and refreshing amber ale that features some fruity/perfumy hops. Good Arizona summer beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice looking enough: clear amber color, nice white head; however, looks can be a bit deceiving. The flavor isn't much more than water. A slight bite up front w/ watery finish.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks like an Amber, smells like an Amber, taste awful. The Commercial Description says "A typical American Amber, light and refreshing, made from mountain spring water of Northern Arizona". I think I might have found proof that wild bears do shit in the woods. They do it right next to mountain streams in Northern Arizona .
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bright amber gold color. Malty sweet aroma with a hint of yeastiness. Very sweet, sugary flavor with some caramel notes in it. Not much of a finish. Not very complex at all.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(draft) Clear medium copper body, minimal head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, malty. Taste is mild -- some caramel, but generally bland maltiness. No hoppiness to speak of. Palate is soft and smooth.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber color, medium head. Mildly malty, slightly sweet, even somewhat fruity. Lighter tasting amber ale, slightly hoppy. Lighter body and lighter flavor. Good taste. Mouthfeel is full and smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Light and refreshing beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 The beer after its disinterment from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a clear dark amber color with a modest and frothy head that is an off white color, the resident lace a thin but covering sheet. Nose is malt, sweet, and buttery, grainy, with the start nicely malt laden and a bit sweet, the middle is light. Finish is middling on the carbonation and the hops decent in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, a decent beer but not a great beer and would make a good session beer.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber with a light head and light carbonation. Toasted corn aroma. Weird yeasty/popcorn/caramel taste that seems to be dominant in this brewers beers. Light crispness and hop bitterness. Don’t care for that ’flavor’ though.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Butterscotch/crabmeat aroma??sure smells like it. With those characteristics, I can’t say anything too good about this beer other than having a ’clean’ finish.’ I am not a big fan of refreshing beers.