SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was pleasantly surprised and impressed at how full of flavour this is - a range of fruits cut through with a decent balance of bitterness and malty sweetness. There's enough going on to keep one interested to the end and then wanting some more to find out what other flavours can come through. A bit of tangerine marmalade and a hint of stawberries were among the flavours. The finish is long and complex and ends with a very dry bitterness that seems to go on for ever. [3.1]
Bottle. Head to Head with Brooklyn Lager. Amber with faint foam edge. Malty with sour fruit note. Some bitterness. Amber fog. Aroma of cardboard and old beer. Stale hops soon intrude heavily, spoiling this completely. Flavours muddy and not defined. [1.8]
wbickerton (9) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Golden-amber color that is clear with good effervescence. Large, creamy, off-white head that is fairly lasting. Good lacing. Aroma is initially hoppy with a light herbal and slight evergreen scent. As it warms, aroma faintly smells like wheat bread. Initial flavor is a good mix of sweetness and bitterness. Longer than average finish that is slightly more bitter than sweet. Palate is medium body, semi-dry texture with lively carbonation and a light astringent finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to its near total market saturation, this beer has many a-time saved me from having to drink bud/lite/coors in a hotel bar. I remember my first in 1989 in a bar beside Emory University. Caramel maltiness with a citrus undertone.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 good tasty lager with a bit of an aftertaste to it. Smooth fruity flavored beer.
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really a typical lager. More like a belgian amber ale. Quity hoppy aroma with sweet caramel malts. Clear, amber-yellow coloured with an off-white rocky head. Looks very good. Hoppy, bitter taste with some malty sirup. Quite decent balance.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-orange beer. Great hop Aroma. Taste is sweet with slight caramel. Aftertste has a little bit of an undesirable bite, but otherwise a fine beer.
caesar (5678) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber orange color, big rocky off-white head, some carbonation. Aroma is hoppy, but also caramel malty, some resin. Taste is dry hopbitter, caramel malty. Dry finish. This beer could use some refermentation in the bottle and then it would be a very nice belgian ale!
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an average lager. Nothing really specialOBVIOUSLY better than Bud, or miller, or Coors, but it won't be a regular for me.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this one off of a tap, and it was good. It reminded me of Sierra Nevada pale ale.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly orange-amber colour with a large white head. Decent hop profile, with some sweet caramel flavoured malt. Slightly spicy and peppery. Citrusy hops and a long but pleasantly bitter finish. A good session beer.