porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep rust color. Smells of hops and a slight caramel. A real dry beer. Rather hoppy, to the point it over powers the malt. Not really well balalnced, yet could be a good replacement for an IPA?? Possibly... Not for me though.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head. Red/gold color. Candy, dry taste with a dry finish. Balanced sweetness. Not what I was expecting from a red, but had the typical Widmer house taste.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber with a thin head and stringy lace. Bitter hops with caramel malts and citrus. Oranges mainly. Starts us out with citrus leading into toasted malts and caramel slipping into bitter and floral hops. Finishes bitter and malty with some fruit.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Sampled draught at Widmer Gasthaus, Portland
Amber color, tawny even. Nose of fresh fruity hops & sweet medium malts. The flavor is hoppy as well with a creamy malty body. If they’re going for Irish red, they’ve got a bit too hoppy but I’m not complaining one bit!