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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Amber in color. This medium bodied beer has achieved its impeccable taste by balancing the roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops. Having a rich textured palate with an underlying sweetness true to tradition.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Tastes like a watered down version of Optimator. Not too bad, but not too good either. There’s really nothing else to say.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1850) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Nice bready notes. Slightly reddish, very clear color. Nicely balanced bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3761) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
cloudy amber with creamy tan head. Faint skunky nose. Nutty malty palate with roasted aftertaste

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Decent brew, however pales compared to Hacker. Seems to be quite lacking in the malt category, which is what distinguishes the Hacker brew as good to drink. Will pass on another six.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 A frost tipped golden mountain permeating with wholewheat pancakes and drops of sticky maple syrup...zest of orange w/ autumn spice and gleaming red berries floating in thin flutes of champagne..as dry as autumn air and the leaves begin to fall..

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Elegant! Noble hops balance the malty sweetness. Nutty, bread-like aroma is in counterpoint with mild hops aroma. Lace on the glass, though the head does not linger. Wonderful mouthfeel and finish. The best Wies’nbier I’ve ever tasted!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Nice barley taste, but that’s about all it has going for it. A somewhat one-dimensional beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Nice head. Malty, sweet aroma. Taste sweet and malty with hints of caramel. Overall I enjoyed this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OmEyeGuinness99 (5) - USA - NOV 3, 2002 does not count

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2002
The aroma was suprisingly full of honey, which disappeared with the head, as well as tea, bread, and almonds. Malt flavors are mild and grainy. I prefer hops in the background in a fest beer, but this one had a touch of bitterness in the finish that i don’t like. Above average. Note: mine was in a green bottle, and i’m suspicious about how fresh it was, so I’ll have to revisit this one.

ReRate: I found this to be much better this time around, undoubtedly a fresher sample. Awesome bready aroma, pumpernickel and whole wheat. Very dominant whole grain profile throughout. Super smooth texture, and highly quaffable.


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