JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well balanced flavor of malts and hops. Not only a beer I can enjoy, but also could pass off on to my non-beer geek friends.
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer seemed a combination of a vienna lager and an APA/ Amber bodied with a very thick amberish head and a an aroma of rather soapy hops. The body was lightly malted with some cascade hop flavor, small bitterness, and a refreshing quality.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honestly this is similar to Sam Adams Boston Lager in every aspect. Golden/amber color with a bubbly head. Malty sweet nose hiding a hint of hop. Taste is caramelly, sticky and lasts long after you swallow it. Not as good as their Pale Ale but better than some of the others.
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold, large white head. Malty nose.Smooth balanced malt profile with some underlying hops
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot better than the lager of theirs. but nothin too splecail still.
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was pleasantly surprised this wasn’t a Killian’s Red clone. Sweet carmel malt nose. Brown-amber color. Tiny spots of lace. Not quite enough hops to balance the malt especially as it warms. Slightly fruity but there’s nothing to make this brew stand out in crowd.
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toasty marshmallow nose, rounded mouthfeel. Malty in the middle and towards the finish.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Had this while golfing..Didn't really like it too much actually..a bit of carmel, some hop presence, but nothing going on as far as anything else goes
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The most pleasant surprise of the trail mix sampler pack. I think I would consider buying a six of this stuff at some point to break the monotony. Definite sweet, malty, hoppy flavor - traces of sweetness emerge a little more as the beer goes on. Decent, thick foamy head throughout the entire brew. Good beer.