tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity, caramel aroma. Amber coloured body with decent off-white head that recedes slowly with some lacing. Fruit and caramel figure prominently in the flavour also with decent balancing bitterness. Low carbonation. A bit sticky perhaps, but very wasy to drink. Bottle.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale brown with lots of floaties and a nice, white head that, unfortunately, dies away completely. Aroma is malt, raisins, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is malty, sour, and astringent, with a nasty chemical aftertaste. Not quite as unpleasantly medicinal as the Scottish Ale. Mouthfeel is typical. I don’t know how they make a 5% beer taste so much like alcohol.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle/Draft) Reddish/copper color with a slight white head. Slight sour taste and little else. Not even close to my favorite.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orangey amber body w/a short lasting off white head. Lightly malty and fruity and has a sweet candylike aroma and the lightest little hint of roast. It's well balanced, and has a cherry candy finish and aftertaste. Finish is also on the dry side. It doesn't really have any distinctive flavors that stand out, save the cherry candy flavor. Lighter bodied and slightly dry in the mouth, lighter carbonation. Not terribly impressive as far as American reds go, but not undrinkable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and tastes like every other damn Vermont amber ale. I swear, you could line them all up and even the brewers couldn't tell the difference between them.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amberish/orange cloudy color with a small white head....that's about all I have nice to say about.Sour,tart,yet sweet and tangy malt charcater(atleast i think it's malt),lingering unpleasant hoppy finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy amber color with a big white head. Malts with slight sourness in the aroma. Starts with a sour note and then ends. I can't imagine that they wanted the beer to taste like this, but after having the last beer that they made, I can't be sure.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a deep reddish-brown body topped by a medium thick, lasting, off-white head with good lacing left behind. Slightly bitter, grassy, woody hop aroma with a nice balance of malt. Slightly biter, grassy hop flavor with slightly sweet, fruity notes and some malt for balance. The finish is clean. Medium bodied and smooth.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous red color with a cloudy appearance. Nice malt flavor with a tangy bit of oranges and pineapples - kind of like sweet-n-sour sauce at a Chinese restaurant. Malt tingles on the tongue. Very nice.
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Fruity apple nose. Good amber color, hazy though. Apple nutty flavor(like it says) Finish is a tad creamy but crisp. Nothing special. Kinda disappointing after reading about brewery in brew news, but they never have anything bad to say.