gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a nice colour gold and a medium head,alas the low carb make this a flat tasting,boring beer.It has a malt flavour,lacks bitter,lacks any identifying aroma except the barley coming through,never got through the whole 500mls.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 [653-20070922] 500mL. Smells like wet ferret (i.e. mildly skunky) and light spruce resin. Clear, golden amber body with a small quick foamy off-white head. More resin and sticky sap in the flavour and fursty wet ferret. Medium body. Unfortunately bottled in a clear vessels, but somehow still strangely lives up to it’s name... (4/2/4/3/9) 2.2
[2584B-20091113] 500mL clear bottle. Floral toffee aroma has some weird wet dog hops. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. English wet dog hops flavour. Medium body is bitter. Not my favourite hops but a fair brew. (5/3/5/3/11) 2.7
(c/o DougShoemaker, w/ him, Derek, jerc)
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty and hoppy, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (280907)
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a caramel colored beer witha huge quickly dissipating head. Malt hops and sugar in the nose.Light body, some carbonation, very malty with hops but not that best tasting sort. Finish is astringent. Reasonable beer for a session.
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, frothy head. Strong mashy aroma, quite pleasant. Very tasty - nice and malty, tangy orange, and some pepperiness on the tongue too. Malty, peppery, and hoppy finish.
madquacker (1027) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A solid and respectable ale notwithstanding the dumbed down marketing. Pours a copperish colour with big bubbles. Opened up as it warmed. Nice malts.
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, september 07. Ovwerwhelming light struck aroma with slight grassy notes and skunk. Clear, light, orange golden color with swift carbonatation and a bubbly, medium white head. Flavor is very light, some slight caramel notes and a citric, acid hop touch at the end. Slightly oxidized. Mouthfeel is light to medium, watery, some dryness at the end. A dull, empty, light strucked golden ale. Refreshinh though.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity and slightly perfumed aroma with notes of grassy hops. Quite sweet and fruity.
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a gift that Vinnie, a visiting Englishman brought into Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI for me. Thanks Vinnie!! Poured with a fine off-white head and some lace. Clear deep amber color. Malty British hopped nose. More carbonated than most English Ales. But, I like it. Easy drinking. Good finish. Flavor’s a lot like nose, but fuller. A brief flash of cabbage. Maybe due to clear bottle. Anyway, good beer.
ALLOVATE (2337) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Felt like a pint of good ale, so without any around I settled for this (only kidding, hmmm!!!). Served up at just below room temperature, not convinced by the label stating to ’Serve chilled’. Very English in appearance, a bog Bitter you could say. Bright, thinly looking amber-gold with a tight, compact head of off-white foam that traces fine lines of lace. A feint weediness wafts from the glass; fresh and herbal, noble hops, quite distant, with an even more feint dash of honey peeking out from underneath. The beers aroma was stronger the more I moved away from the glass. Up close it is barely detectable. Quite malty in the mouth, smooth at this temperature, the carbonation more evident in the back than on the tip of the tongue. Biscuity, toasted malts dominate the front, not at all at the strength needed to carry it. sharp, weedy hops bite the sides of the tongue, a gentle swaying bitterness breaks in late. The finish is rather dry, a tad tannic, weedy, dirty and just a little gritty - grrr. Good length shown, not to strong in the taste department to be offensive, in fact it’s down-right sessionable.Its just not terribly original stuff. A little watery, yet it is honestly one of the better Hall & Woodhouse’s bottled ales I’ve yet tasted. Average. (50cL, BBE 02/08)