GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good rose colored ale. First sip has a nice tartness to it and a smooth aftertaste. Quite a hearty flavor for an ale. I had it with a nice american burger and I feel it really enhanced the flavor. A new top american brewery on my list.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong malt aroma ubundantly hoppy, alcohol thins the palate slightly, strong fruity, hoppy finish.
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red with hardly any head. Malt aroma. Flavor of an American dark that became too sweet as it warmed. I don't understand why this is rated so highly.
guzzler67 (1560) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminded me more of an amber ale than a maibock. Malt seems to dominate the hops, but still like the balance. Found a pleasant molasses-like accent in the palate. Distinctive flavor in a good beer from a world-class brewer.
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Bottle.Small white head that mostly diminished, spotchy lacing, hazy, fast rising carbonation, and a orange golden hue. Nose was caramel, bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, and malty.Ditto for the flavor.Fairly smooth mouthfeel and medium in body.Decent for the style, nothing truly outstanding IMO and probably not one I want again as I didn’t care for the flavor.
thedm (5065) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Nice hoppy aroma. This brew formed a nice medium head without too much carbonation. It lasted only a short while though and left an excellent lacing on the side of the glass. It is a cloudy light orange brown color. It has a slight aftertaste but is still on the mild side. A nice drinkable but unimpressive beer.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of hops. Pours a beautiful orange-amber, cloudy, with a meaty head. Lacing extrodinaire. Mouthfeel is chewy, hoppy blast at the end. A quality beer.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. Full-bodied with a nice color and flavor. You can definitely tell you're drinking a "real" beer.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 Excellent beer. Cooper color with a nice head. A good hop flavor with the malt making its self known. Nicely balanced. A bock? I dont know but for fans of IPA's, APA's, or any hoppy beer, you cant do wrong here.
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great looking deep read/amber in color. Definite bursts of flavor all the way from the time it touches the lips to the swallow.