Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a nice deep amber body topped with a thick head leaving nice lace behind. Slightly sweet and fruity malt aroma with a slightly citrusy hop background. Slightly sweet malty flavor with a good fruity hoppiness. Finished slightly bitter and hoppy. Medium to full bodied, relatively smooth and dry in the finish.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
To my mind, it smells and tastes distractingly like orange jello. It’s an orange-y amber (no, that wasn’t what put jello in my mind . . .) color. The aroma, in which Aaron smelled pine-hoppy just seemed artificially orangey to me. The flavor was the same way. Not one of my top beers.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy coppery body with medium off-white head. Aroma is distinctly pine hoppy. Taste is less piney than I expected given the aroma, though that’s certainly there. Some fruity maltiness as well. Finishes piney, but not especially bitter. Not a great beer by any means, but a nice one nonetheless.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head, very little carbonation to be seen in the coppery brew. Malty, caramel smell. Pretty light taste, malty w/almost no hop taste. I would say it is somewhat similar to Bass.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 Has a cloudy copper color and a fruity/hop smell. Taste was pretty smooth and easy to drink. Overall not a bad beer from a local brewery.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight chill hazed copper. Thin off white edge head. Very light carbonation. Very nice biscuit aroma with roasted caramel notes. Nicely malted body, if thin. Body is weak but flavorful. Best before date - 2/27/02. Very solid hop bitterness. Earthy and dry with notes of roast caramel. Light metallic aftertaste. Smooth and very drinkable with a lingering malt flavor. Would be ideal on cask.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its a solid, non-spectaular beer. I have yet to write home to my mom about it, and I have no intention of doing so, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s got a good look to it, but other than than there’s no too much going on here. A good initial taste but nothing really sets in. I enjoy the PCB Ireland Parish more.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
If this beer had anything going for it I would write something better. Too bad, it is a decent brewery.
djordan99 (5) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good body and nice finish
Nicely balanced. A little buttery finish and residual sweetness