GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty easy to find, as the local Grocery Outlet seems to get cases of this stuff every so often. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, as is the flavor. Nothing off or horrible, just simple which seems to nature of the beers Iíve had today...simple. Easy to drink.
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 nice amber with earthy tones and a mild fruity hop character (without the bite). guess i got lucky finding one. i too have had it back when it won an award at the american beer festival, and had it printed on the bottle. tight amber bubbles that finish off quickly. BIG CARAMEL TASTE.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didnít care much for this beer. It was pretty bland in most aspects. Flavor was a bit tart and Iím not really sure from which ingredient that came from.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Wine Time in La Jolla, CA) I last tried this beer back in July of 1995, and actually rated it a good deal above average. According to my notes, both the flavor and nose were fairly malty, it was lightly bitter, and the flavor faded fast in a short-lived finish. So here we are. I found this beer on the 99 cents singles shelf in the cooler. I know itís been sitting there forever, probably years, since it says it was brewed and bottled in Dubuque, Iowa. But what the hell, if itís bad, it was only 99 cents. But it seems to have held up quite well. Everything I wrote about the beer back then still applies. Itís quite malty, lightly bitter, and the finish is a bit weak. Itís fruity and mildly sweet, but not sugary. It has developed an interesting earthiness in the overall flavor, and a smoky character in the finish. The aroma is also very earthy and malty. Itís light amber in color, and perhaps just slightly hazy in appearance. The off-white head is very small after the pour, and soon fades to only the smallest of rims around the edge of the glass, and so lacing isnít possible. Considering this must have been sitting around for ages, this isnít bad at all. A bit thin, but I like the earthy, malty flavor.
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought in the 12 oz browm long neck..simple red label.
Pale crystal clear brown in colour..not much carbonation visible, small slighly off-white head.
Aroma is weak but mostly of malts.
The taste is very weak and almost totally sweet malt..theres no sign of hops till the end.
this is a quite watery beer on the palate..but at least the carbonation is OK.
A very average beer indeed..yet its drinkable enough..though very forgettable.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit weak. The amber has a nice malt flavor, but just not enough. There is also a metallic flavor present. I bought this at a canned food outlet so I'm not sure of the quality.
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. How does a bottle like this end up in a corner store in the Mission of San Francisco. My bottle said it was brewed by Georgia Brewing Co. in Dubuque, IA. I've gathered that this was contracted from Wild Boar (aka Georgia Brewing) in Atlanta. It must have been there for years. A hazy caramel amber color wit ha diminished light brown head. A strong dark fruit aroma that was quite nice and led to a robust flavor. A quality beer.