muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Deep, deep red color, nice slow-diminishing foamy head. Nose is all butterscotch with perhaps just a hint of orange peel, and its great. Flavor mostly malty, slightly smoky, but the body is thin and the carbonation seems a bit much. Overall, just ok. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2003 Amber colored,quality heads and lace. Nose of malt and caramel. Almost medium bodied with candy like malt flavors dominating. Fruity yeast and subtle zingy hops add to the character of this one. Good brew! krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2002
bottle brown, tho a little more sienna hued, with a cashew colored swirl of foam that luxuriates in lazy curls down the glass. a well endowed malt aroma, belgian waffles and pecan, very sweet smelling and nutty with enough of an alcohol overtone to attest to it's being an adult libation. wheat bread nourishing with a pinch of pepper, smooth, modest and perhaps understrenghth hop. no water peaks out from the edges. all you should ask for in a flagship brew. Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2002
First off, the ruby coloring of this beer was supreme and I could stare at it all day. To me, it had a lot of 'dark' characteristics to it. Smelled mostly malty, but not very strongly. Taste was again mostly malty with a prominent sweetness. The lack of hops, in comparison to many other beers out there made it stand out in my mind as at least being different. There were just enough hops to let you know you were drinking a beer. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Re-Rate 6/15/02. Nice ruby color with a spicy/pepprery nose and generous head. Well balanced with a good dose of malty sweetness. A fine beer from an excellent brewery.
Original: A decent ale with a good malty taste and a fine head.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Not a whole lot of aroma. I really like the unique flavor of this brew - sort of peppery - but very smooth. I'd say this deserves to be drank from a grail, just maybe not a holy one. kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
A good homegrown beer. Captures some of the flavor of 'downtown' Syracuse. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2001
Deep ruby brown color, generous beige head and tons of fine lace. Nose is some what flowery, and a bit candy like. Start is sweet, the middle is full, the finish hop bitter and a tad acidic. Carbonation is moderate, and I think a quite drinkable beer. thanks Venom VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2001
First sip is Ringwood yeast. Develops a nice caramel and toffee malt backbone. Nice dark amber body with a thick mouthfeel. Yeast tends to overwhelm flavors cold but warmer the brew let some of its malt qualities show through. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2000