Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker amber with a small head and stringy lace. Caramel nose with a some bitter and citrus notes. Good dose of caramel malts in the flavor with some bitter hops. Malty finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange color with thin white head. Not much nose other than a combination of subdued malt and sprucy hops. Aroma belies the flavor, which is a pleasantly well balanced ensemble of malty caramel and fruity, flowery hops. Pretty good.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Beer on the Pier Chicago. Malt liquor aroma. Slightly hazy light amber with a a good-sized off-white head. Attractive. Doughy malt flavor that is pretty thin. Fairly non-descript beer; very average.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tannish amber color with medium froth and ample residual effers. Itís a very tasty brew of medium nectar weight. Nothing really definable other than itís smooth and flavorful drinkability. Crisp and refreshing. No skunkiness at all. Overall; a good everyday brew.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bring tattooed with skulls and Grim Reapers, I love the labels SKA uses. The beer inside, however, isnít always as agreeable. This poured amber with a small white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma was somewhat sweet, fruity, mild hops. Had a nice bitterness to it but wasnít anything special.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Plain red ale. Poured light red with no head or lacing. Not much taste!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Nice creamy beige head, but thatís the highlight of this uninspured ale. Thin with light, sweet malts and a slight taste of cherries, it fizzles out completely on a watery note.
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stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Coppery pour, no head. Bland. A little malt, maybe some hops, but who really cares if it doesnt reach out and grab you?
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much going on here...very little nose of any kind. Light, bland, thin flavors...some lightly roasted malt...virtually no detectable hop bitterness. This is really a pointless waste of calories for me. Love the label art, though.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. A great amber ale, in my opinion. Deep reddish-brown clear pour with a thin white head, maltiness in the nose and balanced with some apple, pear, and hops. I thought this was the best one of the night from this brewer.