StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
Pete’s really surprised me. It’s a very nice brew! It has all the spicey characteristics of a microbrew, and is refreshing and smooth. A nice porch sitting beer! bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2001
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 Has a backbone and mouthfeel which redeem it. Best served ice cold. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2001
When you twist off the top, put your nose to the bottle and you’ll get a wonderful, fresh hop aroma. You have to do it quick, because it fades out immediately. This is considered the standard version of the American Brown style. It is a decent brew, but a bit of a lightweight overall. A bit too fizzy and thin. Although dark in color, the dark malts don’t come through that well in flavor. Much better on tap. Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2000
A good beer!
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
This beer lived up to the ’Pete’s Hype’ I was very impressed. This was another traditional microbrewed beer. Great color, great smell, and most of all terrific flavor. I am beginning to think I need to be a bit more discriminating. But what the hell, this was a great beer, and I am not going to lie about it just to sound more ’cultured’ karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2000Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 12, 2000
Not a bad brew, has a good hop bitterness, though somehow that seems to fade as you reach the bottom of the glass. Decent overall. turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2000
Nothing striking about the appearance or the aroma, but the wonderful, complex flavors this beer provide is spectacular. Cheers... PhillyBeer2112 (2814) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2000
At first taste, it has a nice caramel
malt flavor and aroma, plus a firm
hoppiness. Yet the ingredients don’t
integrate, at least not for me.
In the end, it makes a great beer for those
who want a craft beer at an affordable price,
but when you’re out looking for something really
special, keep looking.