matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this beer dozens of times and last night I indulged in 4 draft pints. I really think that the hops are fuller and fresher on draft. This draft beer was tremendously more floral with citrus, dryer and crisper than the bottled version. Good stuff!
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pour with a creamy head. Pleasing floral aroma and flavor. Very smooth and creamy palate. Not a bad lager.
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. This beer has a deep amber color. The flavor and roma of the hops is just right. Nice aftertaste.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark blond beer with a big off white somewhat creamy head. Light floralhoppy aroma. There is a distinct hoppy taste without too much bitterness.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in Toronto from the LCBO. Dark golden / orange colour. White head, well sustained. Spicy hoppy aroma, smells more like an IPA than a lager. Flavour is bitter, with a very dry finish and hint of spice. Again, stands up like an ale.
evilpsych (34) - USA - SEP 2, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
not a fan. unimpressed with this. immediately traded the 5 i had left for corona.
doctornick (1) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2003 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
It's not bad, but it is somewhat inconsistant. I've had decent bottles, but others had a certain undertaste I can't identify.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden, nice creamy head. Ok hop profile in aroma with sweet malt notes. Grassy, plastic and slightly hoppy flavour. A hard to define sweet maltiness comes through too. Clean citrus like hoppiness in finish (could taste more, though) with some sweet caramel.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 A dark golden beer with a white head. Aroma is hoppy and a little herbal. Has a nice sweet flavor and a balanced bitterness. Very nice body.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is it me, or does the consistency vary greatly? I once had a fresh draft in Boston that was so wonderful in hop aroma and flavor. Yet the bottle version seems to age rapidly. Regardless, this is my house beer and always will be.