softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent offering from Sprecher. I don’t know how they got a head like that in the picture because mine poured a very minimal one that dissipated quickly. Aroma is malty with some caramel notes along with some fruity (mostly apple) notes as well. Almost no bitterness whatsoever. Finishes a bit sweet with not to much lingering on the palate. Just another average ale in the end though.
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 19, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
amber-brown color. thin head,
mild malty taste with a very slight hop bitterness in the finish.
feels like a weak mild or a bland brown.
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 14 Oct, 02 - (7,2,7,2,13 - 3.1) Brown color with a quickly evaporating light tan head. Mild malt and light citrus aroma. Light brown sugar flavors with a touch of toastiness. A bit watery and sprity in mouthfeel. Finishes with an of bitterness. Noting exciting.
Rerate - Did not have the citric components and much smoother on the palate. In fact it was the palate that brought me back to rerate. As I tried it again I found the body to quite smooth and silky and thought that it deserved at least a 4. Found it to be a much better version that the the one in 2002.
muzzlehatch (4773) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium-brown color, fairly clear and transparent, medium lasting head. Malty slightly nutty aroma; really lovely buttery nutty rich flavor, wonderful mouthfeel and ending; one of the best brown ales I’ve had lately, super-super drinkable.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet aroma and flavor with a subbdued finish nice but not overly remmemberable.
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buttery aroma. SLightly smoky flavour. Middy at best.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet malty aroma. deep burgundy in color. slight smoke taste, minimial hop notes. I wouldn’t buy this again.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s textured oddly, I’ll give you that, but the big malty taste of this beer is special - toasty, warm, and fruity (cherries).
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 This beer didn't settle too well with me. Lots of malt flavor, but none of it is really good. The aftertaste leaves your mouth pretty foul too. Tastes a lot like their amber ale, but not quite as good on the finish.
noy-zee (63) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an excellent showcase of milwaukee’s brewing talents. excellent root beer, excellent beer.