crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Re-rate, draught, poured a nice amber color with a thin white head aroma was malty and sweet with nutmeg and hops. Inital taste was good hitting the nutmeg and malt notes from the aroma. Aftertaste was kind of sour/ranicd. Very disappointing
CaptainCougar (7130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and sweet, but could be thicker. This is still a macrobrewed beer. Decent flavor, but can’t compete with its microbrewed cousins.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Beautiful warm, roasty brown color with light airy head. Enticing nutty aroma. Excellent spicy, roast-malt flavorings.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good one from Sammy boy here. Kinda goes as the boston lager though i get em when there’s no micro’s around.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very beutiful beer with a dark amber color and a beutiful lasting head. The aroma is very fruity (almost like an ale) and also sweet and spicy. It has a very filling taste with a very complex sweetness - it’s very hard to tell that its been brewed on wheat malt - there are some smoked and caramel notes contained. And it ends on a nice bitterness that lingers. All in all a very fine beer.
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Dark chestnut color with a rocky off-white head. Slightly sweet, the various winter spices shine through. No one spice dominates and all mesh nicely. A slight rise in bitterness near the swallow keeps you coming back for another sip. A medium-bodied, easy drinking, winter beer equally at home by itself or with heartier dinner fare.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and deep amber, with minimal head. Very malty aroma and flavor. Mostly caramel, with hints of vanilla. Wheat is detectable, but only nominally.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy brown in color, small head and little lacing. Aroma was malty, maybe some hints of apples. Flavor seems weird to me, like sour apples almost. I don’t know if it was a bad tap or not, though - may call for a re-rate.
Perdue46 (68) - USA - DEC 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer with a very enjoyable taste.
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with lasting creamy off white head.Small intense bead.Good malt nose.Taste starts ok but turns slightly antiseptic at the end.