lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funky bottle, great beer
CourageBest (51) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice, one of the better US beers.
mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok beer, not bad for the price tag, I can get a case for about $20. Leaves a lingering metallic taste that has stuck with me since I finished the beer an hour ago. Better than most mainstream beers.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Has a medium foamy head that remains intact filming the top. Lovely lacing. Light in color, but has a happy feel. Fast coursing bubbles treading through amber drink. Subtle hoppy smell, slightly fruity, with very little accents of alcohol. First impression is creamy and gentle, followed by a pleasing barley and fig combination. Soothing and refreshing. A nice everyday beer.
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer had a reddish/copper color. You could taste the bitters but had a nice smooth taste. Stayed fizzy from start to finish
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, this would have to be my favorite amber. Very crisp, and unique flavor. I love the sweet taste at the end.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good ESB. Not great, but good.
Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Adverage beer. Light copper colour. And a very light sweet flovour. Itís not a remarkable brew. However, to me itís a middle of the road beer. Probably be good at an outdoor BBQ
hamsterglory (48) - Bryan, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 ben came back to the republic of texas squawking about the glory of this beer. for my friend, i want to like it. he gave me a bottle. i like the retro red and gold bottle cap, the simplistic label design. it pours into the pint glass coppery, burnt orangy. very few bubbles. no dimensional pizzazz. i become nervous. my friend was so sincere. there is little to no aroma - small hints, as if from another personís campsite over the ridge, waft up in the glass of maybe sweetish malts? the flavor confirms the possibly sweet aroma. perhaps some chocolate here. perhaps some harsh toffee. metallic hopheads spin from the malt edges like pennies on a tabletop betting ring. i feel chagrinned looking ben in the eye: i did not like this beer so much.
perhaps it needs to saddle up beside a spicy sausage pizza slice. thatís what iím feeling here. this is not a stand-alone beer.
mjmoen (48) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really nice amber color. Nicely balanced beer, notes of fruit and honey. Easy to drink. Just delightful