brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is fresh with nutmeg and artifical raspberry. Sweet malt, raspberry flavor. Not alot of depth here. Thin and crisp. Overall, ok if the beer selection is limited.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Odd but not bad. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a nice copper color with a small tan head. There is a light sour aroma that was a bit disappointing. The flavor is malty and sour with a definite raspberry taste. There is a bitterness that lingers.
run20six2 (119) - USA - APR 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried one of these that my friend brought over and I was impressed. Had some nice after taste of nutmeg and coffee. Its hard to get however
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent reddish amber color. Aromas of malt, slight raspberry, and spice. Finishes smooth, malty, and fruity. Balanace seems a tad off. Not bad.
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head dissipates too fast. Smell is fruity. I hate fruit in my beer. Light hops. A decent beer, but all in all there's a whole lot better in this category. I wouldn't go out of my way to look for this beer. Pete's definitely makes better brews than this one.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frothy off white avg size head that dissipates fairly fast. Clear orange/red body. Aroma isn't too bad.. raspberry, caramel. Taste has a malty raspberry flavor, but not a big fan of it.
hershiser2 (1175) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Price paid: $6.99 for a 6-pack
Nice deep amber, but very small head that goes away quickly.
Smell leaves something to be desired for. I bought this for two reasons: seasonal and the word "nutmeg" on the label. Nutmeg, my favorite spice, is nowhere to be found in the aroma. It does have a slight raspberryish type smell, but it almost smells like cheap extract (which is might very well be).
OK, I can taste the nutmeg a tiny bit, but it's masked by a cheap raspberry taste... I love raspberries, but not this beer.
Mouthfeel is actually kinda weird... reminds me a bit of a ginger ale feel. Not impressed.
As far as seasonals go, this one is not in the "better" category. I suppose I should have known to stay away from the new Pete's.
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
2003 Draft in Rochester.
Tastes like it is contract brewed by Lipton. Alcoholic version of Brisk. Though more carbonated and worse tasting. Drainpour.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. Light copper, decent head. Nose has raspberry, a bit off. Lots of raspberry in the flavor, don't really notice the alleged nutmeg. Lots of malty, actually has a decent sticky, chewy body. Is a mite overly sweet, tastes a bit artificially cloying, but really quite better than I thought Pete's was capable of.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smelled good, almost like a Frambozen from Belgium, but the flavor didn't follow through. Ultimately lifeless.