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 (5266) - 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 (2430) - 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 (556) - 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.
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch #1505, bottled 3/18/2004. Well, I gotta say this is pretty sad stuff. I detect some nondescript fruitiness and just barely a caramel hint in the nose. It has a thin, white head and just a slightly darker urine color than, say, a Budweiser. In fact, it only tastes marginally better than Bud, too. It's fizzy like soda. There are some hops at the end but nothing to rave about whatsoever. I will try a few more OCs soon, but from what I recall of the ones I've had, this is the worst.
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow beer with white head. Nice biscuity aroma, which comes in the mouth too, with very balanced sgharp german hops. Good body fro a lager.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Lactic and hoppy nose. Pours a large white head and a golden body. Slight malt comes out in the flavour though it was on the thin and lifeless side of things.
raymow (848) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent. Has a malty aroma and a pale golden coloring. Tastes like an average lager type. Refreshing and drinkable, but nothing all that remarkable.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice overall aroma and appearance. A bit weak in flavor reminded me of a lighter beer but without the aftertaste. A nice bite at the finish.