tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Pours a nice bright gold with a decent white head from the draft. A little aroma of grain and some spicy hops. Flavor is very subtle, but a decent mix of malt with hop backbone. A decent lawnmower beer. BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2003
It was very light, with little head. It had a weak, slightly malty flavor. I wasn't impressed. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2003
hazy light golden...white slightly frothy head. aroma mostly of yeast and malt. flavor is a little grainy, but i pick mostly yeast flavors. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Sold as Redhook Summer Rye Ale (guess it's the same thing) from draught. A weak aroma with some hops. Clean and very little malt profile. Cloudy dark yellow-amber with no head. Very litte carbonation, almost flat with a weak, watery body. Some rye/grain flavor and a tang to the paltry hops. Had a light bitter finish and after. Overall, disappointing - weak and watery. papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 Pale yellow color with a small white head. Flavor is lightly sweet then slightly acidic with a light dry aftertaste. Nothing bad, but lacking in flavor.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Nice color pretty thin aroma and flavor nothing special.i think the last one i had was beter after looking at this one. deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2003
(12 oz. bottle) Hmm. Not much here. Initial taste feels convincing, then this beer disappears. The savor-and-swallow is a non-event. Yeah, it's summery and easy to drink, but I don't think I've ever met such a self-effacing beer. Don't bother. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Subtle grainy rye taste, crisp, watery. Not much aroma. Not too offensive. Bland. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
I really enjoyed the spicy rye in this - especially at the finish. Nice cloudy gold appearance. Malts were on the grainy side. The only problem I had with it was that it seemed very watery. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Hazy gold colored liquid(didn't realize it was bottle conditioned) w/a pretty good white head that stuck around a little while. Lightly grainy wheaty malt aroma, no hop or fruitiness, actually pretty clean. Same grainy malt flavor as with the aroma, but it is well balanced and has a hop flavor in the finish. There is a slight sourness as well, but overall well balanced. Moderate carbonation and lighter body with a little carbonic bite which is maybe where the sourness comes from, but very refreshing. Not complex but very drinkable summer beer as label suggests, but not something I'd seek out on a regular basis.