rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Sampled as part of a sampler pack. Aroma was mild hops and sweet malts. Appearance was light brown with a thin lacey head. Mouthfeel was a little harsh and flavor lacked any kick of hops you expect from a harvest ale. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 3, 2004
1998 vintage, thx to herbjones for this taste. Orange-amber color, smallish head, sweet malty aroma. Malt dominate; honey, toffee roasted just a bit. Real good if you’re in the malty mood. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
1998 vintage. Was expecting a hop monster ala Sierra Nevadas Harvest only to get a barleywine light. Deep orange color with a thin head. Sweet malty nose that carries through into the flavor along with some toffee notes. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
thx to herbjones for sharing
Hazy copper color, very syrupy sweet smell, lots of malt everywhere. very little hops. thx to herbjones for sharing, a bit thin, but nice. jazz88 (2677) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
Bottle of the 2000 vintage. A dark golden brown with a slight haze and a tan head. A rich complex malt, slightly toasted, caramel, and honey aroma. The flavor is all malt and honey with interesting layers. A solid beer.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
2001 vintage. Medium brown-orange color, small head. Medium bodied ale. Complex malt flavor, somewhat Belgian is style. Intense hop flavor as well. Nice complex balance. Complex flavor combination, yet well finished/balanced taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is very smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very interesting beer. Etched beer bottle. joet (2604) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2001
Balanced, soft and small bubbled. Near headless. Scant aroma. Oily. Extended bitter. Blunt instead of punctuated flavors.