FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2005
A reasonably decent light ale. No head whatsoever, only light lacing from the first pour. Decent amount of hops which comes off slightly more powerful than any malt, although the flavor is not strong overall. Slightly clloudy, homogenous amber color, faint but pleasant aromal. My only grievance with this ale is that although it is obviously a quality ale, it is very middle of the road. It almost seems like an average of all other ales. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Capriotti. Clear amber color. Appetizing sweet donut aroma with caramel and chocolate notes. Toasted pale malt flavor (toffee, caramel) with faint bitter hops. The malts have some unique character but it’s not really interesting. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Clear reddish orange body, thin off-white head. Dry, dusty and slightly caramelly / wheaties cascade hops. Its there but very light and basic. Taste adds the dry wheaties with some more PNW hops on top and an annoying dirty caramel sweetness. Malt and hops.... its all there, but just meh. If I were a homebrewer I could probably make as my first batch w/o trying. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Crystal clear amber body, almost no head. Aroma is mild sweet, cereal, earthy. Taste is bland earthy caramel -- could almost drink it without tasting it. Light-medium body. reallybootleg (1) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004 does not count
This beer was recommended to me by a friend who was confused whether he liked it or not. After drinking it, I can see why. The first quarter of the beer is actually tasty enough, with a simple but well intentioned flavor. Suddenly though, the beer becomes much less desirable to the point where I didn’t want to finish the bottle. Instead I swallowed down the last bit... and that was painful.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Poured amber with thin tan head...smelled malty and sour...was thin in the mouth and then a bitter spicy thing happened...it was definately hard to finish... HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Dark red and malty smelling. Little to no head. This beer tastes like a homebrew. It has an clovelike off-flavor that makes it hard to drink. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Zero head and lace. Aroma is mainly malty with a touch of spicy/woody hops. The palate is rather still and this does make the beer easy to drink. This is the kind of beer that is hard to find anything right or wrong with it. smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Draft: standard amber aroma and appearance. Nice malty sweetness and some hops at the finish. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Very flavorful red ale, boasting caramel throughout. Nice velvety smooth mouthfeel and long finish mixes caramel and slightly bitter hops.