Garrat (1262) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Bottle.By thunder me trousers av fell down,ahem,a good sweet malty bitter,a nice head all the way,
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks great- nice orange/copper with a huge white head. Rye bread and ever so slight lemon aroma. Some citrus flavor, then a crisp and fairly assertive hop bite. Finishes strong.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 January 2008. Bottle. Amber body witha small creamy off white head. (3+) Earthy aroma to it, similar flavour. Light bitterness throughout offsetting the earthy malt character. Average palate. Nice, pleasant but average. 6+/3+/6+/3/14 - 3.3
<P>January 2004. Bottle. Amber colour good sized fluffy white head. Earthy hops in the aroma and flavour. I was actually served it blind and I thought it was a lager (shaking head)... oops! Nice hoppy finish. Better than I remember it being from the last bottle. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from whom knows where (Xmas present). Caramel colour, almost no head, but some lacing. Sweet, sugary aroma. Flavour creeping towards Alt, but not quite smooth enough. This is rather dry, but pleasant with some sweet malt. A peppery, dry, faintly hopped finish, which leaves the flavour of toast.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This would be a good session beer. Nothing too impressive but quite easy to drink and enjoyable.
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant bitter with a nice rounded body.Copper coloured with a lasting gentle bitter aftertaste.Refreshing and pleasant without being exciting.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange body with good head slightly off-white. Flavor seemed to have a very slight hint of licorice. Decent beer but nothing special.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Short lasting, off-white head over foggy golden/brown ale. Slightly over bitter with odd linger.
ARMed (606) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow head that quickly disapates. Copper borwn color with a hzay glaze appearance. Extrremely carbonated almost to a detriment. Hoopy bitter flavor that is not overabundant. Bitter aftertaste that refreshes the palate. I drank this extremely cold and may have lost some of the flavor, but overall I enjoed this beer.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not quite enough malt for a bitter, not really a bad beer but nothing to excite either