Dogbrick (12339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taken as a Lager this beer is pretty good. As a Helles it is just average. Pours a clear golden color with lots of small bubbles. Thin white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is fruity with some malt. Light-bodied with a clean palate. Flavors of fruit, malt and a touch of hops and yeast. The finish is kind of thin and lightly bitter. Overall this beer is blown away by the likes of GLBC but it’s ok.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma is almost nonexistant. A slight malt aroma barely sneaks thru. Pours a very pale yellow with a small head that’s gone quickly. It’s slightly hazy too. Not much initial flavor followed by a nice balance of malts and hops in the finish. This beer is a little boring. Very watery beer with an okay finish. Rather boring.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with a white head. Bready malt aroma. Very sweet with bready flavor. Dry finish.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a small white head that doesn't last very long, no lacing. Bready, grainy and flowery aromas, starts sweet and bready with nice balanced hop bitterness, light bodied, somewhat of a thin and watery mouthfeel, finishes clean and crisp, another good one from this brewery.
ClarkVV (6213) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells very strong of apple. Bit of crisp hops; mainly apples though. Looks unimpressive. Very clear, light apple juice color, moderate head that disappears quickly. Starts out very appley. Yes, I feel this beer is overdone with apples. That fluffy/doughy yeast strain is all you really taste, I guess there is a touch of peppery hops, maybe tettnang or chinook or something, not much whatever it is. Malt is hardly evident, maybe a touch of honey-like taste. Extremely light bodied, finishes with a sourish yeasty flavor. I've had worse. Carbonation is medium.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew was yellow/gold in color with a minimal head and a ring lacing that lasted a couple of swigs anyway. Mild malty and yeasty dough aroma, sweet. Light to medium bodied, with some soft dinner roll and honey flavors, and a "kiss of the hops" as they say. Just perfectly balanced, fresh and subtle with a smooth and dryish finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
golden as backlit autumn aspens, head was a pure blinding white like the tablecloth in a fine french restaurant-- but alas, just as thin as that tablecloth. crisp shredded lettuce aroma, bagel chips, with the vaguest hint of ginger. not altogether attractive, i decided after lengthy sniffing-- really too close to a macro lager for me to judge comfortably. snappy and quenching on the tongue, with filtered honey-bread flavor asride an equally subtle virtual-mirage of hop counterpoint. not up to a good czech or german lager, but, as my attention waned and i began scarfing potato chips, i enjoyed how the beer washed them down. who 'atwater' might be is not revealed on the label, but if he brewed this up expecting a huge flavorful beer, we can certainly understand his subsequent 'hell'.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big head and almost clear yellow colour to it. Malty and grainy or bready. Not bad but didnt quite do anything spectacular for me.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and bready with hints of lime and fruits - great malt flavors. Hops are dry and dirty along the sides of the tongue. This is good stuff.
jsquire (4298) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden beer with big white head poured out of a bottle. Very clean drinking beer; almost dry. Full mouthfeel with an almost ale fruitiness to it. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. Very enjoyable.