RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a medium brown color. Aroma was of vegetables. Astringent taste, while the finish reminded me vaguely of the way paint thinner smells. I could only hope my negative perception of this was based on drunken stupor, but this was pretty bad all around. Perhaps it was better in 1996, where it apparantly won a gold medal?
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark gold color, no head. Almost no aroma, slightly sweet plastic. Medium to light body. Flavor is bad - bittersweet candy.
sallad (115) - USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light brown to rusty orange color. Thick foamy cream colored head. Grapefruit and sweet apples in the aroma over toasted bread. Thick medium-dark malt backbone, slightly nutty and spicy. Hop bitterness on the back of the tongue keeps it in check. Nice hop aroma, nice malt flavor. A little thin palate.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. light orange tan body with a nice grayish white head. sweet oramge nose with a bit caramel. the sweetness in the flavor is a bit indistinct, i taste the grtains, but can’t really put a name to them, is it caramel? is it toffee? is it vanilla flavored lemons dipped in some caramel and butter sauce? yeah, i think that is the closest i can come here. i like it, i think this one might become a staple, balanced well, a relaxed enjoyable flavor and i could see this going well with a lot of the food i cook at home.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a thin lumpy white head and amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt balanced with light, flat, biting hops. Good carbonation.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stong nose of fruit and caramel, with a sticky sweet mouthfeel, and just a bit of piney resiny hops. Decent easy drinking amber.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz sampler at the brewery, 4/15/06: Dark copper color. Slightly sugary but with a nice little metallic-hoppy bite. Categorized as a ’good’ American amber.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours caramel to light nut brown with a rocky off-white head. Aromas of cararmel malt with a fruit hop nose. Spotty lacing. Hoppy flavored with a malt body. Medium bodied palate.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
White, frothy head. Good amber color. Hoppy, a little metallic in taste. A little watered down, which seems to be typical of Colorado beers.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with good bubbles. Bitterness is evident. Another typical amber from a western brewery: the beer is quite lean and needs more complexity.