silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(english pint) Pretty average. Not much of a head, barely covered surface. Not a very strong aroma, but not bad. The flavor actually improves as you let it sit (for about 10 minutes) and it was getting better by the sip. Decent, but I don’t know that I would buy another six pack. Maybe a pint at a bar.
JFGrind (1923) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey I’m celebrating Soxtober in Rockford, IL with an Autumn Ale. Woo-hoo! Hey its a malty amber ale with average bitterness. Woo, hoo.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear burnt orange with a thin off white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma with a hint of hops and oxidation. Sweet and malty with some bubblegum flavors, noticable alcohol and a slightly harsh bitter finish.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger cream head, fades quickly and leaves some lace. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nice clear amber color. Nose is slightly malty/nutty. Starts with a light mellow sweetness and finishes smooth. Thinking this would be an octoberfest but it isn’t - hard to classify. $1.00 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Just a tad hop bite, wheat malts, just refreshing. A decent rounded out seasonal.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A middle of the road beer. No outstanding characteristics. I would not buy this again.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange copper color with a small cream colored head. Aromas of toasted malt and earthy hops. I’m not getting much of the citrus thing many have noted. Initial flavors of toasted sweet malt countered by a bracing bitterness. Moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Fairly dry bitter finish, very similar to the ESB. I didn’t notice the alcohol so much- until I drank a couple. A good session beer if your session is a get f’d up session.
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Summits Wayside Tavern, Sandy Springs, Ga (Atlanta) - on tap. Pours a medium orange with an everprescent sticky white head. Faint caramel in the aroma with a back end of citrusy hoppiness. Flavor has a similar profile with some underlying west coast hoppiness as a reminder of where it s from. Detect a bit of homebrew funkiness near the finish with some candied sugar notes and some cotton candy. Clean mouthfeel, sits well. Overall, not bad at all.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, coppery/amber-y color, big, puffy head. An attractive enough ale.
Malty, nutty nose. But, barely...overall, hollow, everything played very lightly, if at all...
Taste is coppery, malty, soft and fresh on the palate. Light body, slight finish...good mouthfeel.
But too bland for my tastes, though I can feel what they’re searching for here: a session ale, that’s deeper and darker than spring or summer seasonal ales.
Not bad at all, but nothing to get excited about.
tennisjoel (1240) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2006 Rerate. Good hoppy profile. Some grape flavor detected. Nice balance. Not as good as I rated it the first time.
Clear amber color. Rich caramel flavor. One of the best in its style. Very good!
Original rating = 4