ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow color, big frothy head, caramel sugar nose.
malty taste with a tart yeasty smoked quality.
somewhat of a alt-kolsch hybrid style.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big head, sweet nose. Very sweet malty flavor, almost cloying. I didn’t particularly like this one, but it may be the style I don’t like.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was undecided about this beer in the early going. At first blush I thought, ’mediocre lager-style’. A mouth full of carbonation. But something nice sprang out of the taste--a hint of fruit, not completely unlike a good kriek. Malty aroma was distinctive, very pleasant flavor.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One inch head, golden color. Started with a tangy/tart/yeasty flavor - liked that a lot! medium-thin mouthfeel - malty/lightly hopped finish - very nice.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As an alt lover, this one lacks the dark roast malts. Almost a cross between a kolsh and an alt. Golden in color, with a tall cream colored head. Slightly fruity with a buttery malt flavor. Slight wheat sweetness.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty and buttery. Mine had a thick, dense head for a long time, lots of good bubbles. Very enjoyable--I can’t completely describe this beer, however. I did enjoy the maltiness.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was pretty good. Real nice trademark german maltiness. Spicy hop aroma and flavor, tasted almost saaz-like to me. Tasty.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh, hoppy nose and light gold color. Light refreshing taste with a nice bitterness. A little lemony-citrusy thing going on. A little rough around the edges, but in a good way. Overall a decent beer that went well with my pizza, but nothing to write home about.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks a bit like a hefe-weizen, and has some of the same qualities in the taste, including citrus, but less tart. more sweet. Interesting combination of aromas/flavors, almost like a cross between a pale ale and a weissbier.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Average lager-like straw color, medium head. Very fresh, grainy/herbal aroma with a touch of lemon-nice. Flavor very clean, fresh, perhaps a bit lacking in character but with some nice wheaty undertones and just enough hops to balance the smooth maltiness. Very easy to drink; probably more of a summer beer; this is an alt? But its purty good, regardless.