Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too impressive but it is what it is. It was refreshing. Definite hop presence with a few undertones.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This 2002 version poured out a dark straw colored. Formed a nice white head, that left some lace as it subsided. Slight citrus and hops aroma to it. Taste had citrus elements and gave it a slight tang. Okay, for a summer beer, but there are better ones.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2003 Clear golden color with a big white foamy head that lasts for awhile, earthy and flowery aromas, light malt with a heavy dose of hops in the flavor, light bodied with a crisp carbonated mouthfeel, a great light summer beer, easy to knock back a few in the sun.
BillKismet (3024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bronze colored having a slight stale white wine character to the aroma that translates to an bland, off-key beer/wine aroma. Easy on the balane and with adequate palance--nothing to excite.
heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very good summer lager. Firm, but clean maltiness, with a nice saaz-y hop finish. Not going to knock your socks off, but very drinkable.
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine summer beer from Sierra.
This is lager, and a bit of a light lager at that, but not remotely like ’lite beer’, don’t get me wrong. It tastes very much like what most independent local brewery beers tasted like 45 years ago.
There’s malt there, (light, of course), there’s hops (not so light - bravo!) and it drinks and sits real easy.
I’d reach for Sam Adams Summer Ale first, but this is what I’d call a wonderful ’consolation prize’. Good tasting beer from a company that has yet to even come close to disappointing me.
No1399 (2) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2002 does not count
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good lager from Sierra Nevada. Nothing special about it, probably won’t buy it again unless there is a fire sale.
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable summer lager. Nice golden color and a bit of bite in the flavor. I’ve had some better summer brews, but this is pretty good
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The ’tangy hop bite’ is a good description. Refreshing,but I probably wouldn’t buy it again.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very fruity, hop flavors and aromas again. I hesitated to buy this beer in the first place and I wouldn’t get it again. Nothing special here, not worthy of summertime celebration if you ask me.