WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to love this. Did they change or did I? Looks great ... beautiful golden amber; not at al ESB in appearance, of course. Inoffensive nose, middling sort of taste. Too thin, not enough malt, not enough hops, not enough bitterness ...
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 08/12/03. Slightly Hazy amber gold color, pours with an off-white head that is fairly persistant but with largish bubbles. Aroma is of a hoppy, floral, citrus one, with a bit of sweetness thrown in the mix. A nutty malty taste mixed with a solid hop flavor. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and a certain dryness. This beer has a fullness of body to it that coats one's mouth as you sip it.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like coffee to me and is way to thick and way to dark for my taste buds.
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colored(and moderately transparent) with white head. Aroma has both malt and floral hops. Starts out with an acidic bitterness blended with just a little maltiness. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. A pretty average beer.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap. It is a nice dark amber color. The taste is of hops with bitter aftertaste. Overall not a lot of complexity to this beer. Above average though.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with a light head. It is a medium orange-amber, with a slight haze. The aroma is very faint, but smells of malt. The head dissipates quickly. The initial taste is ahint of hops with some malt. It feels quite thin on the tongue with noticable carbonation, and leaves a mouthwash aftertaste.
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty good. was kinda drunk and cant remember it that well to rate. will rerate this next time i buy some of it :) rated it all in the middle so i would remember to come back and rerate.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 Golden-amber body with decent carbonation. Fragrant grassy hops and mildly sweet and lightly toasted malt aroma with a hint of butterscotch. Subdued flavor that is balanced but weak. Slightly stale, newspaper taste. Light palate.
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent copper with a beautiful 2cm white head which tapers at a moderate pace. Nice lacing. Aroma is slightly malty with maybe a little hoppiness in there as well. Rather carbonated brew at first thats rather hoppy all the way through. The finish is very dry and somewhat bitter. Not a terribly complex beer. Tastes a lot like an IPA. Bottle #081803
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy orange colour with a slight amber tint. 1 centimetre tall off-white head comprised of small bubbles. Very nice perfumey and slightly subtle american and english hop aroma with a prominent malt backbone and a slight sweet smell. Medium-bodied; Tastes of hops and malt are both present and make up most of the taste. Aftertaste a bit sweet and show a very slight residual hop flavour. Overall, this is not good for the style and really isn't worth trying even though it's available everywhere! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia and sampled it on 11-September-2003.