MarkMaclean (44) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with light gas and nice soft head. Aroma a little lacking but nice palate and taste with great hops and malts. Yum.
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gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Knopwood’s Retreat, Hobart. Sampled on August 7, 2013.
Hazy copper color, dense yellow head. Malty, light acidic taste. Acidic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic, malty scent.
LesArgen (172) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee, coffee, biscuit, citrus and rust emanate from the aroma of this English ale. It’s a really enjoyable smell that draws you in, and there’s lots to like about the taste too, although it’s a little thinner than you’d like. The length is really impressive, with lots of toffee and a little grapefruit slipping down the throat.
Be warned, I’m a very, very long way from being an aficionado on English ales, but I very much enjoyed this.
KeefOz (622) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep honey amber colour with no head. Did not lace. Low carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt and subtly of roasted grains. Taste initially of sweet malt giving way to a slight hops bitterness. Light body. Short somewhat bland finish.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium carbonation to the misty murky amber pour earthy caramel fruity aroma flavour chocolate rich caramel cocoa citrus finish good flavours a fair bitter to finish
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very very competent Burton-on-Trent lookalike. Stacks of gypsium, smokey stone, talcium powder. Lots of character yet so subtle. Massively drinkable and very enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 2/24/2008 Total Score: 3.1
A pretty good effort from a local. Old fashioned creamy ale malts with subtle metallic / iron notes. Almost has a tannic finish which drives decent length. Could be misplaced as an English bitter.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a decent looking amber colour with smallish off white head. No real lacing. Toffee and earthy hop aromas. Not too bad. Flavours of sweet toffee and caramel initially with some resiny hops near the end. Slightly biiter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad. Very easy session type beer.
BarossaLuke (529) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good bronze colour, no pun intended! Quite English aroma, some light caramel and earthy hops. Medium weight palate, easy drinking Autumn beer I reckon.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (330ml). Pours cloudy amber-brown with virtually no white head. Prominent caramel malts on the nose with hints of marmalade. Flavour is sweet caramel malts balanced by a nice floral hop bitterness that lingers. Medium body with a low carbonation reflective of the style. Highly sessionable. Great stuff.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. heavy on the toffee malts, with a lower hop presence than most. still a decent ale