ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as complex and distinctive as I like, but a solid, inexpensive amber lager.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I purchased a Saranac sampler yesterday (the trail mix sixer), this is my first grab. So I had a bottle of this before dinner. This brew pours a sparkling medium honey copper. The decent frothy off-white head is mostly diminishing with fair lacing. The ultra light nose is toasted malt, spruce, flowers, earth, and alcohol. The bland flavor has a nice flowery balance and a slight alcohol spicy warmth. Truthfully, mine tasted a little stale, so I don’t know that I tried an optimum sample. The average finish had decent bitterness, but again was unexciting. The light to medium body has a lively creamy texture, and the finish feels alcoholic. Easily forgettable.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am very impressed with this beer. Nice amber color. Nice smooth balanced flavor. A good offering from Matt Brewing.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
wasn’t really too excited to try this one. only moderately amber, weak aroma and nothing spectacular
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is a solid amber. It’s malty and has a decent, uncomplicated flavor. It is rather drinkable and has a smidge of bitterness in the aftertaste. Worth a try.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yummy! This is a very smooth malty beer. I will definitely drink it again.
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty and mellow, a great cigar beer. Nothing too complex going on here, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Medium creamy head and sweet aroma.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this beer. Except for the finish, I would say that it’s twins with Sam Adams Lager.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Light amber color with a beige head. Aroma is like an American lager. Flavor of bready malt and some hops. Slightly bitter finish
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good flavorful beer. I enjoyed it while walking my dog and smoking a good cigar. It just went down well.