Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Live Oak. Deep orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma is sweet raisin cookies and strawberry Now-n-Laters. Taste is similar with an amazing finish.
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blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @C&G, orange amber color with malty metal aroma, flavor is malty nickels, some pine sap, brown sugar, smooth palate and finish
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer Beerfeast. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and raisin. Thick mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel flavor with nice lingering dry finish. A good English strong ale from 512.
ansermadide (1198) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This definitely looks the part of an Old Ale... itís dark orange/brown in color with an off-
white head and minimal, slow carbonation. Great lacing! The nose reminds me of a pub
table, woody, earthy, grainy, and with the definitive characteristics of an ale vermented
with English yeast. In the mouth it has a hop flavor thatís much like dirt-covered soap
packaged in an old wooden chest. Itís full-bodied and, yes, dirty, with very little (if any)
residual sweetness. Toasted malts seem to make up most of the malt profile, and the
alcohol presence is indeterminable by the flavor. (512) did a really great job on making a
tasty, traditional, low-alcohol Old Ale. Not quite up to the standards of an anniversary
beer in my opinion, though.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a retentive white head. Aromas are very floral, spicy, tea, peach esters, bready, grainy, malty. Low hop. Flavors are malty, a bit spicy, floral, bitter, earthy hops. Lightly spicy hop with peach esters and marmalade. Fuller bodied, medium carbonation.
travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. The look is clear, beige colored head, and burgundy colored. The smell is malts, crackers, dough, bread, hops, and fruit. The taste is fruits, malts, bread, alcohol, hops, dough, and ok. ,
jhamp9 (752) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour with a cream head. Bready, molasses, dark fruit aroma. Taste is raisins, caramel, bread. A good deal of bitterness. Good stuff.
mmmbeer (1154) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint glass at Alamo Lake Creek- served a slightly murky darkened amber, white ring around the glass that did try to lace. Aroma of candi sugar, hops, caramel with hops, milk (yeah, that was a little weird), and some bread. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is firm for the feel with sweetness and hops in the middle, finish is firm, complete, and mildly acidic. Been awhile since I had this style, but it reminded me of what a well made bitter could be. Hmm...
angrypirate06 (1330) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the draught house. Brown pour with foamy head. Great retention. Nose is dryer sheets, malts, caramel and bread. Flavor is crystal malty, dryer sheets, lightly sweet, bread. Full mouthfeel.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting to see an anniversary beer being a simple english strong but why do what everyone else is doing, i like that aspect .. . pours a dark steak brown ruby .. . good foam .. . deep toffee and apple molasses .. . is a bit english, but dirty tooth ..