badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with no head. Kind of a bland, vague malt aroma; nothing special. Taste has some malt, little hops if any at all. It’s not bad, just doesn’t have much to offer.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 (draft) A sampling of this beer was intriguing enough for me to order a full glass. There was a slight watery taste that at first turned me off, but after a few sips I started to imagine, believe it or not, a slight peaty characteristic to the water.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft, in Indianapolis, during the F1 race. Was told that it was simialr to Newcastle, but only better. I dont think it was. Brown in colr, no real head to speak of, kind of watery with a hard, in the back of the throat" finnish when swallowed. Tasted more like a lager to me than a brown ale. I stuck with the Newcastle for the rest of the trip!
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bit of malty taste. Did not go flat after an hour - robust. Some hops and a bitter bite aftertaste. Quench your thirst..then after that.. its an easy summer drink. Carmel and mid-sip fruity taste, and carmel colour.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 Nicely served from a fresh tap in Downtown Indianapolis...imagine that. Hoppy, dry with a nice lightly roasted aroma. Good ale head well retained.
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one on draft. Poured to a nice brown color with an average head. Somewhat bland earthy flavor with a mild dose of bitter hops. A decent drinking smooth ale.
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft: O’Brien’s- San Diego
Deep brown, small quickly dissipating head, light lacing. Lots of malt aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Not much else going on here but maltiness. Kind of bland.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a standing head. Sweet fruity aroma. Woodsy and lightly bitter flavors. Exceptionally smooth. Good ale.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a small white head. I really couldn’t detect any aromas other than malt. Tastes more similar to a brown ale than an irish. No hops and a bland flavor.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brownish amber color, Thick, fugaceous white head with good lacing. Malty molasses aroma. Malt and caramel flavor. Medium body with lively carbonation, slighlty oily mouthfeel. Not totally bad but too weak to be enjoyable, this is a good beer for beginners because it’s not agressive with its malt character but too bland for a real afficionado.