DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Poured slightly hazy copper with little head. Aroma of corn flakey malt, some caramel and cabernet. Tastes grainy cereally malty, with some hops, brown sugar, and faint dark fruit. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Pours to a thick foamy white head with some foamy lacing. The body is a clear dark amber body. The aroma is sorta like a Vienna. Sweet malts and a soapy quality. The flavor has a strange malty and dandelion combination. Not exactly good. The palate is average at best. I don’t desire to have another of these. silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 9, 2005
(english pint) Pretty average. Not much of a head, barely covered surface. Not a very strong aroma, but not bad. The flavor actually improves as you let it sit (for about 10 minutes) and it was getting better by the sip. Decent, but I don’t know that I would buy another six pack. Maybe a pint at a bar. JFGrind (2064) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Hey I’m celebrating Soxtober in Rockford, IL with an Autumn Ale. Woo-hoo! Hey its a malty amber ale with average bitterness. Woo, hoo. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Clear burnt orange with a thin off white head. Sweet toasty malt aroma with a hint of hops and oxidation. Sweet and malty with some bubblegum flavors, noticable alcohol and a slightly harsh bitter finish.
jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Pours a two finger cream head, fades quickly and leaves some lace. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Nice clear amber color. Nose is slightly malty/nutty. Starts with a light mellow sweetness and finishes smooth. Thinking this would be an octoberfest but it isn’t - hard to classify. $1.00 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Just a tad hop bite, wheat malts, just refreshing. A decent rounded out seasonal. TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2005
A middle of the road beer. No outstanding characteristics. I would not buy this again. antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle. Orange copper color with a small cream colored head. Aromas of toasted malt and earthy hops. I’m not getting much of the citrus thing many have noted. Initial flavors of toasted sweet malt countered by a bracing bitterness. Moderate carbonation and a light mouthfeel. Fairly dry bitter finish, very similar to the ESB. I didn’t notice the alcohol so much- until I drank a couple. A good session beer if your session is a get f’d up session. PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Summits Wayside Tavern, Sandy Springs, Ga (Atlanta) - on tap. Pours a medium orange with an everprescent sticky white head. Faint caramel in the aroma with a back end of citrusy hoppiness. Flavor has a similar profile with some underlying west coast hoppiness as a reminder of where it s from. Detect a bit of homebrew funkiness near the finish with some candied sugar notes and some cotton candy. Clean mouthfeel, sits well. Overall, not bad at all.