Affinity4Beer (1) - USA - AUG 6, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brewed in Redmond, WA (home of Microsoft), this fine amber ale is a consistently excellent quaf.
Mac & Jack donít have a trendy brewpub, they donít bottle their beers, nor do they advertise.
They just focus on filling kegs with consistently great beer that can be found in Pacific Northwest restaurants and taverns.
You wonít be dissapointed.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is nutty and fruity, with hints of apricot and melon. A medium bodied amber. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Caramel. Melons and earthy. A very nice amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is quite simply excellent. Brewed and sold only in the Northwest, itís exemplifying a level of quality and taste that all microbreweries should strive to meet instead of just churning out random recipies with unusual labels.
argo0 (13441) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(RBSG04) Opaque amber body with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, herb, melon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, fruity (melon). Medium body.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2004 on tap: Murky orange with a rocky white head. Fruity aroma with oranges and grapefruit. Starts and ends both sweet and bitter, full creamy body.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at a local Red Robin (yeah a burger and brew is okay now and then!). Was very supprised by this one. Itís off in itís own direction. Found it really hard to catagerize. Nutty, earthy, anything but light or simple. This is one Iíll have to go back to a few times to truely understand. But I think I know from my first try, I liked it!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Virginia Inn, Seattle. Buttery, nutty malts, also a bit cakey (not sweet). Some tropical fruit and apricot. Nicely soft texture, bitter finish, a lovely drink.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with a large creamy white head. Great lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, oranges and grapefruit. Nice spiciness there as well, Iím thinking cinnamon. Flavors are very similar. The orange is bit more prevelant. Malts come out a touch more along with the hops. Very nice indeed. The palate is smooth and spicy. I like it. Finish of alcohol laced bitterness.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent brew that I tried at a bar. I wasn't overly impressed, almost tasted like a heffeweizen. But a good micro when you need one
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice yeasty, full bodied, amber that fills the tummy and has plenty of hop and malt flavor-superb balance. Drink many of these if you can, but they are quite filling. Nice brew.