DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours a flat transparent amber color with a minute white head. Aroma is roasty and nutty--maltiness. Start is very sweet, but not cloying. Honey--pleasant. Unfortunately, there isnt really much more character. End is kind of smokey tasting. A decent beer. Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Slightly hazy deep golden beer with offwhite head. Sweet malty aroma with vinous qualities, with some yeasty notes. Bready and slightly yeasty taste with a tinnish aftertaste, like young hops with toom much quick. Goes well with a nice Bleu (Bleu de Bresse) as it brings out the sweetness of the beer,in a good way. Ron (3956) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 I had a draft sample at the Flour City brewfest at Rochester NY. This brew had a ample body with a hearty flavor. I’ll have to try a bottle sometime.
6-13-06 I had a bottle and I tasted more hops now than before. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Hoppy, red malt nose. Red aleish flavor - tart and malty. Sweet lemony finish. Too tart for me. A bunch of beers have been too tart for me as of late..
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Absolutely gorgeous. Huge tan head on a clear cherry coke colored beer. Nose of vanilla, classic floral hops, and sweet malts. Taste of malts, vanilla, toffee, and bitter hops, with a long bitter finish. A little thin in the mouth, and dry, almost tannic, almost nutty, almost astringent.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber body, minimal head, sweet malty nose. Caramel, molasses, sweet malts, not much in the hop department. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Right up there with Sam Adams. Hazy orange color, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet with some earthy type smells(twigs, grass). Tart flavor. Moderate body, balanced finsih, but not that interesting. piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Decidedly brown in colour with a medium amount of carbonation. It’s got a nutty / malty aroma with little hop influance. The caramel malt is the dominant flavor, along with some vienna and munich malts and some clean bitterness. It’s fairly average stuff. Thanks Lubiere. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Thin, unpronounced aroma, with little but a touch of malt. Flavor had a nice rich chocolatiness as it warmed, but was otherwise pretty minimal. Easy drinker, nothing special. MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Feb. 2, 2006; 12 oz. bottle.
Pretty good for the style which, admittedly, is not my favorite -- being just *too* malty-sweet for my hop-craving palate; trying to rate accordingly. Reminiscent of the Sam Adams Octoberfest. Pleasant, candy-ish aroma and smooth, spicy mouthfeel. Have five more in the pack, and may re-rate after further review.