MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate: Clear bottle... good start. It honestly goes downhill from there. This really is rank. Metal and tobacco in the aroma. In fact it smells like a gents. Flavour is only marginally better. The finish is disgusting. One of the worst beers I have tried.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from Sainsburys). Sweet caramel and fruity aromas with some marginal floral hops. Falls to heavily on the sweet malty side and ends a bit thin.
Fin (6627) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Sainsbury’s, Kidlington, 27-07-06. Pours a copper colour exceptionally clear. This tastes crisp, fruity but a bit sweet as well, some hops and bitterness, an ok beer but you would really expect more from this brewery.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle, a very clear copper colour with a little carbonation and a pillowy white head. A crisp and sweet fruitiness first hits the nose, with a little bit of that banana, followed by a subtle earthy maltiness. A light mouthfeel, quite a sweet flavour with a little bit of caramal. Lightly hopped, with just a slight touch of bitterness at the end. OK.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Copper colour with lasting off white head. Floral hop and green apple aroma. Some pear drop. A bit empty in the mouth, malts could be more assertive. Over carbonated. Spritzy hop finish. Bit thin overall but nice hops and apple.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Realy not happy here. Aroma is grassy skunky nasty. Taste is harsh, too carbonated.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old gold with a small, fizzy head. The aroma was malt with a curious hint of banana. Sweet caramel flavour and a little bitterness. Only fair.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 02/06/2006. 500ml discounted bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Bright rose-gold, with an airy just off-white head. Little retention or lace. Pale malt on the nose, a touch toasty. Very slightly yeasty. Some brown sugary sweetness in the font, and a little barley sugar on the palate, but pretty well attenuated into a lightweight bitter. Medium bitterness, which comes across a little harsh. Short fizzy finish. Rather nondescript.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A light, nutty aroma with a hint of toasted malt and a touch of hop in the finish. The taste is again of toasted, slightly sweet malt and a tang of citrus, with the hoppy follow up, finished with a light nuttiness. The aftertaste is long. (Bottle).
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber colour with a white head. Malty, light hoppy aroma with a faint caramel sweetness. Caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.