seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from brown pint bottle into nonic pint glass. Cool graphic design. Poured a gorgeous reddish copper color with chill haze and persistent thin beige head and lace. Aromas of sweet malts, caramelized brown sugar, apricots, raisins, citrusy hops and faint cider. Flavor was mellow maltiness with tangy hops balance (hoppier as it warmed), toffee, fruit again, some freshly-baked brown bread. Light-medium body, average carbonation, nicely "digestive," drinkable and simply delicious in an understated way. A very nice pint of bitter, even from the bottle. I like Newcastle, I like their Founders Ale even more, but this kicks the crap out of both.
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Drank on coach direct from bottle decent bitter had worse goodnight blah: re-rate drank out of a glass at the right temperature clear dark brown pour with frothy white head well balanced malt & bitter.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber/mahogany brown with a smallish head and moderate lace. Toasted malt aromas with gentle hops. Flavors are very modest, mostly chewy biscuity malt with a noticeable hops bitterness kick. Light to medium body, watery mouthfeel, modest carbonation, and a lingering bitterness in the finish.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and very slightly fruity. Bitter taste up front with a wet middle and a dry finish. Tastes soft and malty. Quite a decent beer, Adnams never disappoints!
dforsberg81 (21) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 50 cl can. Great looking ale with a nice aroma. However, the palate is very weak and the beer is a too watery. Probably a good beer to have with food but when had on its own it feels a bit too weak and diluted. Not bad, it just lacks something.
Gerbeer (1492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with little head. Light aromas of malt, cereal, fruit and caramel. Bitter up front, with biscuit, raisin and malt flavors to follow. Bitter residual finish. Nice for this style.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Used to drinking this fresh in a pub, so wondered if the bottle would be any good. Yes, not bad at all. Fresh hoppy and fruity aroma, followed by crisp clean green hop flavours, with biscuity leafy finish.
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Love the classy label and odd shaped bottle. Pours a light amber color. Aroma is sweet and malt accented. Lots of apple cider notes with a little bit of roasty character. Very light on the palate.
matter (28) - - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear "bitter brown" with a half inch off white head. Fairly weak aroma, earthy with some malt sweetness. Taste is initially well balanced bitter hop and sweet malt, quickly gives to a distinctly earthy finish. A fair bitter.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle into a english pint glass. Color fist appeared light brown but showed more amber int he light, very clear and clean. Very fully bubbly head. Aroma is toast, burlap, touch of caramel. Taste starts malty sweet and berry. Finishes with some yeast and light bitter. Medium to full body. Tastes British.