A slight raspberry scent, fresh taste, and dry aftertaste make this an excellent summer beer. Surprisingly, this travelled very well across country from California, a state well known for its smog, among other things. And of course, that fact makes this beer seem even better.
From the US's 2nd largest premium craft brewery (behind Boston Beer Co, ahead of Leinenkugel), I've read that this is the beer that got the craft/microbrew trend started back in the 80's. And a great way to do it, too. Nice flowery aroma, sweet, fruity taste, somewhat berry like, and a nice malty texture, this ale had it all. Definitely a kick-ass experience. I might actually have to keep a six pack on-hand. Maybe I can use this to convert my neighbor, who's a Coors Light guy.
Reviewed: November 22, 2003