Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy gold copper ale with a caramel and hops aroma. Good malt , hops, a bit of band-aid (off??), astringent finish. Medium bodied. Brewed by Saratoga Springs Brew. Co., NY. Bottle at Maxfields, Potsdam, NY.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle) This is a nice, simple pale ale. Itís quite malty, with a moderate hoppy bitterness that somewhat balances the maltiness, but is mostly there in a supporting role. The flavor profile is consistent from start to finish. Light to medium bodied, a bit thin on mouthfeel, but not quite in the watery range either. The nose echoes the flavor, solidly malty, mildly hoppy. We also have an attractive beer here, golden apricot color and slightly hazy. Off-white head is of average size during the pour, settling to a thin layer, but it leaves a significant amount of delicate lacing on the glass. It may not be a complex beer, but itís very enjoyable, easy to drink, something Iíd buy a six-pack of and keep in the fridge just to have some decent brews to drink when I donít feel like rating beers. Too bad I wonít have that option much longer, as Spanish Peaks is now out of business.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Retired? Iím drinking this one right now and I am enjoying it. Rusty color. Sweet smell. Nice amount of hoppiness. A good overall beer. I feel bad that it has decided to join AARB.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ya know, I kinda liked this one. The colour was amber with a present white head. The nose had some hops to it and the taste was citrusy and clean with hops. Easily drinkable but thin.
shadey (1756) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 #300 Pour is a muddy, cloudy rust color. Thin head with big soapy head. Kind of a funky after taste. Not a bad beer, but I can see why they retired it. There is nothing special here.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: body is cast in a bright, though somewhat hazy, apricottish hue, with a nice off-white froth atop.
Aroma: soft, sweet, a little honeyish, full of fresh hoppiness and loads of citrus.
Taste: smooth,sweet, fruity, but rather bland after a bit. Good balance, plenty of malt, but I feel like the hops are being shy in this glass. Body is terribly thin, lacks any bite or twang or anything. Thereís a citric sourness in the finish that becomes the defining character of this brew, by default.
I like it, but it doesnít move me much. Thatís precisely who itís brewed for, Iíd say, the beer drinker who doesnít like personality in his "suds."
crazyvin (1692) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
nothing special! hoppy aroma not much complexity or breadth in its flavor. Flavor was a moderate hop lavel with a dry finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy deep golden in color with a small white head. Bitter with earthy hops that linger from start to finish.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cloudy amber with good head and lacing.
citris aroma and nice creamy taste
willblake (2624) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in 9/2001 -newly discovered notes- Pretty average pale ale, quite floral and not too sweet. NIce hoppy finish is dry and refreshing. This beer does not offend, but there are a thousand better. Typical SPks spiced soap aftertaste.