tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Fairly clean & crisp, but the malts don't come forward like they should. Very clear amber color & slightly roasty/malty aroma. I was disappointed byt hte lack of character here. ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Grainy aroma with a decent balance of hops and malts in the flavor. Holdwine (1228) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Might have been the jerky, but this one did not grab me right away. Average nose and color. It started off weak. Not quite flavorless, but... Then, as it warmed, the maltiness woke up, and things ended on an upswing. Small apple tones with a nice roasted character. psark (54) - Binghamton, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
True to style. Refreshing and full of character. Lighter on the palate than the 6.1% indicates. goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Medium-dark copper/amber color, with a very small off-white head that recedes to a small ring, leaving a bit of lace. Aroma is sweet, some fruitiness and caramel, with a hint of hops in the back. Flavor is of sweet malts and some fruitiness, ending with a minimal hop presence. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nothing super exciting, but decent.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Deep amber with a medium white head. Malty aroma. Sweet and medium bodied. Slight hop flavor in the finish. phillymonksman (60) - Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Light alcohol smell, appealing medium amber color with a bubbly full body feel.
It had a sour taste that I didn't like. Below average fest ale. Would not try again. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Loved the reddish copper color. A little sharp up front, but less as it warmed. Mostly malty - sweet and fruity with moderate caramel. Anticipation of fall. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Deep copper out of the bottle with a thin off white head and sweet, fruity nose. Subtle roasty malt notes over caramel apple. Very nice fall beer. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Deep amber, scant head. Aroma of malt. Quite malty flavor, some grassy hops. Some fruitiness as well. Alcohol emerges as it warms.