beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft...light amber brew with off white head.Malt aroma with some cardboard, faint spice from the hops.I thought the taste was very good it has a smooth malt taste with some caramel ,the hops are subdued but offer some spiciness and floral notes.A easy drinking low hop pale ale.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a great hoppy ale. a great wonderful american brew, very tasty. i love the bottle.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper red with a thin head. Only sight dark fruit aromas. Flavor is caramel and cherries. Slightly sweet with just enough hop to balance. Bit of alcohol and figginess on the finish. Getting a slight off flavor-diacetyl? Very homebrew like.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 (Tap) After having this on tap, I have a new appreciation for it. Soft and warming mixture of toffee, nut, malt and a touch of citrus & spice. The mouthfeel is full and rich, yet doesn’t overpower or over-coat. I really enjoyed the balance and quality of the malt & hops. Tap far outperformed the bottle, in my opinion.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz botte. Hazy amber with a medium white head. Has the aroma of wet leather or tea bags. Heavy malt taste with undertones of honey and caramel. Nicely balanced. Slightly bitter finish. Decent
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured with an ok head. Malty aroma with notes of liquorice. Rich and warming flavour but a bit too sweet for my liking.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle poured a dark amber clear liquid with a fizzy medium-sized white head. The head died quickly and almost completely leaving no lacing to speak of. The aroma is very malty with lots of sweet caramel and slight notes of coffee in the background. The flavor was an initial mixture of sweet malt mixed with bitter hops. As the flavor matured on the tongue it became dry, astringent and more bitter toward the long lasting end.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer. This beer has plenty of flavors to savor. Nice malty aroma and flavor with a nice hop balance. I will drink this beer again, again, again, and again. I recommend this beer to anyone looking for a good full flavored beer.
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like a bock as much as the next guy, but this version seems to be a little unbalanced by being a bit oversweet in the mid palate. It reminds me of a homebrew that suffered an incomplete fermentation. Nice color, aroma and all but just could have been a little less sweet.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 The more I drink this the more I like it. Pours a nice, cloudy orange/amber color. Hoppy aroma. The first thing that came to mind when I took a whiff of this was citrus, but there’s a specific fruity smell that I can’t pick out. Flavor is hoppy with some soft malt. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Nice. It has a soft feel in my mouth. One of the more interesting tasting beers I’ve had in my opinion. Tasty!