harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For being a gold medal winner, I did not think this was a great as everyone said it would be. I found it to be slightly weaky and watery, with a slight underbalancing on the malt side. Some nice hoppy sweetness, but still lacking. Clean finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/brown color.Small off white head that had a decent hang time and managed to leave a small but decent lace.The aroma was sweet caramel and malt with a faint hint of hops,with a hint of coffee but kind of faint.The taste is malty and caramel with a light coffe tone to it and hops coming through with a nice flavor and light bitterness.Fairly decent brew,sort of balanced and fairly easy to drink,well worth having a few more around for later.Thanks go to Springslicker for sending me this nice brew.
haddon90 (1385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent Amber Ale. Somewhat foggy, slim white head. Some malt in the aroma. Pretty smooth taste. Ending is somewhat dry. Pretty decent, definitely worth trying. Had this on tap at Union Jack's in Knoxville, TN.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern-Poured a nice red color...Flavor was mainly malty...A nice Amber Ale.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice Amber ale. Bitter, sweet, and malty flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and smooth.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy crimson/amber colour with a nice sized dense off-white head. Aroma of concord grapes, fresh hops and a healthy dose of malt - the nicest Amber i've ever smelt. Light-bodied; Definate concord grapeyness in the taste, followed by some malt and no hops. Aftertaste fairly mellow, a bit of sweetness only. Overall, a nice beer-a bit less than great...but really worth a try! I was lucky enough to get this beer in an in-person trade with Suttree in Knoxville, Tennessee and sampled it on 1-October-2003, Thanks Phil!
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a thin, tight head. Sweet, bready aroma with a clean, malt flavor. Smooth finish, little aftertaste, quite appealing and worth trying again.
Suttree (4906) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Red Ale"? What the hell does that mean? Is that a style? Pours with a sturdy white head and an, um, red body. berries in the aroma, but just slightly. Nice hop crispness, finishes smooth and malty. Nice malt backbone in this one.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a small, creamy white head. It has an interesting fruity aroma that is more malty sweet than hoppy. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, with a nice malty sweet flavor and a long sweet finish. Not bad and more robust than a lot of american red ales.