desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid accessible beer. Nice hop taste and it looks good in the glass. But for the price I'd rather buy something like Sierra Nevada.
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Better than some, not as good as others. Pretty much average, though fairly drinkable, and always easy to get ahold of.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from the bottle. More hops than a typical US lager. A good first step on the way to drinking really good beers.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn't get the sweetness that the description talks about. I taste hops with a slight bitter finish. Not bad but not my favourite.
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2003 a nice beer but nothing extraordinary. this beer offers some interesting points to me because it is somewhere between pisswaters and , i guess you can call em, real beers. its like a good handjob; it's better than your hand, but it leaves you craving the real thing. i like it though. a step in the right direction.
rerate: this is much better on draft. much more stout and tastes more like a real beer. had to give her a few more points
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer. Where I used to live there was a bar down the street that had this on tap and wednesday night was $1.00 microbrew night. What a good deal. This is pretty much a basic beer but it's just good. Good beer that's contract brewed. I know Stroh's was brewing it for a while.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark caramel color with a light head. Malty aroma and an almost piney scent. I can also smell a hint of grapefruit. Tastes of caramelized malts and a touch piney to me. I used to hold this beer in high regard???
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Nice lager has a good amount of flavor to it. Had worse. Had better.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an underrated brew. It's got good balance between malt and hops. It's not cloying although it has a nice fruity character. It's an all weather pleaser.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel-amber colour with large, frothy head that held on for a while. Floral hops on the nose. Flavour is sweet, hoppy and tongue-tickling with a nicely malted body. The finish comes on strong with a dry hop character. Quaffing this out of the bottle on a summer afternoon, it's always struck me as a passable but unexciting beer, but giving it a proper tasting has made me realize that it's a really good brew with a lot of interesting qualities.