muzzlehatch (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample in Milwaukee. Dark amber. Light malty nose, hint of tobacco. Refreshing, clean flavor/mouthfeel, big malt front and piney hop finish; caramel and a bit of honey. Better than most at this location.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body was a medium amber color. It has the taste of a "generic" macrobrew...kind of like a Budweiser. The flavor reminded me more of a witbier than an amber.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milwaukee - Large lingering white head over a brown-red beer. Obvious caramel notes, trace of bitterness, some hop character. Nothing special, but no flaws.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a cooper color with a small beige head. Descent tasting amber ale.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bethesda) Clear copper body with a beige head. Aroma is floral, malty, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, roasty, malty, some floral. Medium body. Very pleasant amber -- good for beginners, and for the rest of us.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Milwaukee) Amber bodied, tight head. some caramel, lightly roasted baley. Somewhat nutty, a bit dry
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a slow head. Corny smell, hoppy, a bitter flavor.. a thin palate, and the lingering taste of a few undefined malts. not narsty... but not to interesting either.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is pretty boring. Amber and a little fizzy. Nothing really stands out about it otherwise.
Dogbrick (11509) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 1/13/04: From a sampler at the Indy location: I liked this one a little better than the Cincinnati version. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium thin light beige head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is mostly caramel and malt with some hops. Medium body with a subdued malt flavor, as well as a pinch of nuts and caramel. The finish is not that great though.
7/28/03 (2.2): Tasted at the Cincinnati location. Dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Thin lacing. Light sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a bland malt flavor and a somewhat sticky finish. I did not enjoy this one much.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight notes of caramel and anice with a thin body and lingering sweet finish.