ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thick lacy head that faded in a minute or two. light color. A pretty good mixture of sweetness and hoppy bitterness. very smooth and easy to drink. I find the Samuel Smith organic brews a little watery, but nice
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow with small head and some lacing, thin-bodied. Floral aroma with a hint of butterscotch. The taste is somewhat sweet with a good balance of hops to clean the palate, fizzy yet creamy too. Still there is a "dirty" feel to this beer which marked it down in my book, too bad for that, otherwise a very good lager.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow with healthy white foam. Aroma is invitingly grassy. Taste is mild grassy, some sweetness. Bitterness remains after the swallow. A nice beer, but nothing special.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet hoppy aroma, standard lager appearance, very well balanced, deep malt flavours to begin with followed by a sharp hoppy aftertaste, typical SS feel of quality, best lager ever tasted, marvelous
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and creamy. Malts were full of a nice sweet caramel, great hop balance. Short to medium dry finish.
PorterPounder (4954) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this in a Health Food Co-op - didn't know what to expect.
Pleasantly surprised. Malty aroma - thick pillowy white head,
with decent lacing. Cloudy, light orange appearance. Yeasty flavor, that is a tad"off" -but not unpleasant. Stays strong throughout. Not as good as their regular lager,
but a nice novelty.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice golden beer with a good aroma. Somewhat malty with hints of fruit. Good malt and hops that finishes tartly. A good beer.
Aurelius (3726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty aroma. Nice Victorian pint bottle, good persistant rafting foam, darkish dun colored beer. Cidery, malty, with a bit of a tart caste. Palate was a bit watery, and the aftertaste a bit clingy. Needs work.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Mar2003--550mL bottle purchased from "Safe"way)
Thick head, partially receding, active carbonation, no lace.
Clear golden color.
Considerable acetaldehyde (green apple) presence.
Not particularly crisp, feels a bit thin and lifeless. Little to no
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a light amber color with moderate carbonation and light malt smell. Taste is a pretty balanced malt/hop combo that finishes moderately bitter. Overall not a bad lager, but it is nothing special.