Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 25/09/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose carries light floral notes, caramel, dark fruits, malty pinch.
Taste comprises earthy tones, bitter orange, spice, straw.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter trace in the close.
Ok but a little basic, ticks the style boxes I guess but a good advertisment as to why bitters are way better on cask in order to allow the flavours to develop!
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, small head. Light fruity nose. Well hoppied bitter flavor in the watery body. Long bitterish aftertaste.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2000
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A decent bitter, but something about it just seemed off kilter. Maybe a little too astringent in the finish (small beers do end up overhopped sometimes).
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Weak, hoppy aroma. Copper colour, small white head. Bitter start which stays for a long time. Very good for a beer of this ABV.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour in the glass. Very carbonated pale. Smooth to drink. Not terrific, but okay. Rated 2/20/04
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel malt aroma with some noble or floral hop nose. Amber gold color with a white head that wasn’t trying too hard. Near medium body with mild, creamy carbonation. The flavor is something of light caramel with a very impressive bitterness. The finish is pretty much the same, and the bitter persists nicely into the finish. Not exactly crisp, but very, very nice. This is a session beer.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber with medium white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Well balanced flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Falling Rock Barlywine dinner poured a clear light amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, biscuits and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuits and some earthiness with a lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bready, caramel, some apricot. Taste is mild sweet, earthy, faint caramel. Light body. I can give them credit for trying something that has not been done much, but after the first time it came out this way I cannot understand why they continue to bottle it. Definitely subpar relative to their other beers.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, batch 9L9, courtesy of BarZigKin) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, cereal, subtle citrus, and grain. Flavor of grass, florals, earth, and some caramel with a bitter finish.