hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The Rathskeller Wine & Beer Fest:When poured into my glass, this beer had a small sized tan head that contained fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated.The body was clear with no carbonation.The hue was amber and the nose was lightly hoppy and malty and fruity.The flavor was bitter with a lingering aftertaste.The mouthfeel was tingly, smooth and light-medium bodied.This beer tasted more like a Pale Ale in my opinion.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Howards pub on Ocracoke Island off the Outer Banks. They have over 200 beers because liquor is illegal on that island. Anyway I was impressed with the beer. It's soft with sweet fruit and spice flavors actually pretty complex. Although good, not as good as the Conch Fritters.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent Ale. Moderately malty nose with some light hopps. complex in character, with a noticable malty sweatness with a blend of hoppy bitterness. Hints of brown sugar, fruit. Worth a retry.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice caramel, copper flavor. Good taste but a different finish than I'm used to. It's too sweet.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber color. Nice head and decent carbonation. Visible particulates present. Aroma of caramel malts, clove spice, and vanilla. Initial flavor is somewhat stale and cardboard tasting, a consistent problem with the same variety pack from this brewer. However, the distributor indicated that the pack was delivered the day that I bought it. Go figure. Otherwise, flavor includes warm malt sweetness and a nice balance of moderate bitterness. Has the qualities of an English bitter. Very smooth palate.
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
no better way to describe its color than by its name..amber. no head to speak of, aroma is pretty malty...caramel and bread, but with a little citrusy hoppiness lingering in the background. hops are the first thing i notice in the flavor which moves into this caramel thing. there are quite a few things going on in this beer, which is interesting, but not much stands out..is it a lager? is it an ale? who is john galt?
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bark ruby brown color. Aroma of malt, mild hops, and I get roasted peanuts in there too(?). I guess a comparison to Anchor is inevitable given the style, and on that I'll say that this lacks some of the bite of Anchor but has a sweeter smoother finish. Not bad, I'll try it again.
JPDIPSO (5866) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber to brown color with a bubbly dark cream colored head. A simple sugar aroma coupled with a light floral hops. Light fruit (pear) and sugary malt flavors. A mildly fizzy feel. I notice a mild kraut aroma as it warms. Another amber that does nothing for me.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel colored with adequate head that sticks around briefly. Nice lacing on glass. Malty aroma followed by a malty flavor. Enjoyable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminded me alot of Anchor Steam, but unique in its own way. Quite easy to drink, nothing complex, just an average amber ale.