SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Perhaps I got ahold of an older bottle than before, as this beer was very sour, even for a french ale (but not spoiled). After the initial acidic jolt, the darker malts created an almost chocolate/raspberry experience.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stank Like a fresh loaf of Schwebels (bread to the out of towner) Deep Amber Hue with Strong Foamy Head and Decent Carbonation. Jason and Jim did alright on this one. Not too many beers of this style I could say i enjoy, But this was quite savory. Malty and Yeasty and just enought hops to keep it exciting.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor is fruity sweet, somewhat Champagne like but in a rather weak way. I guess this could be a decent session ale but the style just didn’t appeal to me.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to say that despite the long-winded name this is one of he best beers I’ve had in a long time. Smooth, not too strong, not too weak.
What an excellent session beer! I wish I could describe it more clearly. "Drinkable" is the word that comes to mind most often.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 This beer is a dark amber color with a medium light brown head. The aroma is lightly toasted malt and caramel. Light to medium bodied. The flavor is a little tart but overall a mild blend of malt, fruit, hops and caramel. The finish is a bit uneven, not my favorite beer by a longshot.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with little head to a burnt-orange color. The smell was malty and pleasent. The palate is slightly creamy with a slight hop flavor. Clean finish. Pretty good, but not too increadible.
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium cream-colored head. Decent lacing. The aroma is mildly toasted malt and caramel. Light-bodied and smooth with a kind of low amount of carbonation. The flavor is a little tart but overall a mild blend of malt, bread, hops and caramel. The finish is very smooth, making for a fairly good session beer overall. I would get this again but it’s a little simple in places.
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is a deep red amber. This is a gorgeous hue. The head is a weak white. The aroma is candied yams with the caramel malt and yeast fruitiness playing tricks. The flavor suggests sweetness but there isn’t much. Interesting little beer.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mellow yet zesty nose, very light. pale dilluted orange juice, no head. lots of clove and corriander, slight sourness in the finish, carmel
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a medium sized tan head. Nose is caramelly. Flavor is toffee sweet with some balancing bitterness.