jaymobrown (1646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice copper color. Nice malt flavors, but a bit thin overall. Slightly sweet and fruity.
Braudog (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid amber color. I love this beer! Balanced roasty malt.
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A easy drinking quaffer for those that want to drink liters but can’t get to germany. Some nice subtle flavors as it warms up so get a large one.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a somewhat bland octoberfest beer, with an annoying aftertaste, somewhat nutty and too much carbonation.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mildly malt nose with as the description says, slightly fruity flavors. A bit tart with some wood flavors too. Being a bit thin and bland keep it average.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate: I can’t seem to decide about this one. But I think I’ve decided it’s a bit cloying and not very complex in flavor. Sweet smell and taste, followed by a hoppy taste that finishes it off fairly well. But I would not buy it again.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, hazy, decent head. Very floral and crisp nose. Caramel and pears in flavor, well balanced malt profile. Slight bit of hoppiness, nice dry finish, good mouthfeel. Nicely done.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet nose of grass, pine, flowers, and toasted malt. Pours a clear medium ruby copper. The huge off-white creamy head is fully lasting with excellent lacing. The balanced flavor starts sweet and finishes with a rich toasted bitterness. Very low acidity. The medium creamy body is very soft and smooth. The finish feels a bit dry. Very quaffable. Excellent brew with much subtle character.
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color. Slightly hoppy-spicy. Great malty sweetness. This style is one of the reasons I look forward to fall.
PorterPounder (5345) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2004 Rerate - Found this to be a bit more cloying the second time around - guess my palate has wisened up. Slightly artifical taste and aroma and sticky mouthfeel. Original 3.8 Deep, dark orange color, slight spicy aroma. Full bodied malty flavor with a strong finish. One of S.A's better brews in my opinion. Glad I bought a whole six.