cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice golden yellow, with a white foamy head. The first few sips I had a hard time getting past - it tended toward the bitter taste I associated with beers I drank in college or high school. But over time it did develop some complexity of taste, and was a very enjoyable beer which I enjoyed. A definite step up from the big three - more body, more flavor, nicely hopped. Definitely detected some fruit.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I remember a recent RB poll asking if you knew a beer sucked, would you drink it anyway, just to rate it. Thats the thought that went through my mind as I opened this puppy up. Looks like budweiser, smells like dough. Head settled a bit too quick for my liking. Can ya tell I’m stalling till this warms up a bit? Not bad as lagers go but this isn’t far off from the Big 3 either. Otter Creek ought to be ashamed of themselves. Thats all I’ve got to say about this stuff.
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
yeah not much here. it is thirst quenching, but its just sort of average in the world of lager / pilsner beers. id rather drink me a high life i think. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Bottled 7/12/04. Good nose, biscuity,yeasty,toffee,fruity maybe apple or pear. Clear pale yellow gold color. Small head that faded quickly. Sweet flavors, same as aroma, but with a little bitterness. Thin body, kinda creamy. Clean drier finish. Some linguring fruity maltiness. Not bad. Easy drinking. A definate lawnmower.Give to someone who is ready to try more than the big three.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold with a medium, creamy, white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, and slight pear. Tastes malty, with slight hops, citrus, and pear in the finish. Medium to light palate.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The hopping is perfect, giving just the right amount of refreshing aroma in the aftertaste. It finishes beautifully. A crisp clean lager that I’d drink any day. I’m perplexed by the existing ratings, don’t believe them. Try this beer or you will never know what you’re missing. Even among other craft brewed all malt beers, this stands out for its enjoyability, and isn’t that what beer is all about?
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold, sloppy white head. Spicy, bready aroma. Clean and citrusy flavored, with a slightly herbal hop bite. Nice and easy to drink.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mixed spice, dry and yeasty. No particular flavor to write home about. A weird beer.
jimhilt (2400) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a one-finger bubbly white head that fades quickly leaving hardly any lace. Clear light amber color. Light-medium bodied. Nose is not skunky like the majors. Medium carbonation. Starts crisp and finishes hoppy, no a bad lager. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 In the bottle only 3 weeks. Pours light gold dead clear, light head. Smell is modest, I get mainly green tea. Taste is full, lots of malt, balanced bitterness, modest hopping. Supposedly OG 1048 with 26 IBUs. I get a trace of dimethylsulfide in the nose.