VAYankee (335) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma, average appearance. However this beverage lacked flavor. It does have a short-lived mild 'hoppy' aftertaste, but this bottle just doesn't have much flavor.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely of the earth...wonderful beer goodness in the aroma, malt and bittering hops. An overall bitterness in the mouth that is not overpowering, but very nice. I get very little fruit or citrus components, just a well-made beer - OK, a hair of sweetness from the malt upon warming. Still quite bitter. And good. Danke urb, this is a good brewery to champion.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assuredly not their best brew but it is drinkable none-the-less. CCloudy yellow with a large white head. Flowery aroma and a similar taste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light and fruity with just enough bitterness. Definitely in the West Coast light ale tradition (Full Sail Golden Ale springs to mind). I affirmatively enjoy this beer, which amazes me, given that this is an essentially ’training wheels’ beer style.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very clear beer with an appropriate golden color. The head lasted a few seconds, but what is left is hanging in there. The palate is malt driven with a touch of dryness in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable rounded Ale.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer but would be better without the citrusy flavor. Close to a pale ale. ;)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised at the hoppiness of this one. Has a very prevalent Cascade-ish citrusy quality to it. More pale than golden. Nothing particularly interesting, but not bad.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, enjoyable APA with a solid hop presence and a floral hop nose. Malt backbone a little slight, but it still manages a great flavor and a clean, moderately bitter finish. Clear golden in color (duh...) with a medium head. A fairly standard APA.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is as it is described.Or as my wife would say,’A rather inoffensive little beer.’
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More of a pale than a golden ale. Hoppy aroma, and the flavor followed suit. It’s pretty one-dimensional, really. Not bad, not great, just okay.