pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Golden with a orangey sheen, hazy, lively carbonation, small and stable off-white head; quite distinctive fruity-bready nose with faint traces of lemon peel; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, relatively soft; slightly lingering fruity-hoppy finish with bready and lemony flavours. Decent english stuff....
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a robust and hearty looking dark amber colour with a low lying level white head. Grapefruit in the nose with a backdrop of sweetness. Smooth on the palate with a moderate bitterness that kcicks in at the end. Easy to drink and the mellowness makes this a good session beer.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Sim rate (bottle at Laney’s): Malty and sweetly buttery & syrupy aroma. Bitter but peppery flavour. Malty bitterness. It’s ok. I could drink a few of these.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber, with a small, dissipating head, yet passable lace. There is a fair bit of honey on the nose, with the merest hint of citrus hops. Moderate citrus hops to start with some assertive sweet malt coming through, particularly some honey character. Not the most complex bitter around, but a good session ale.
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish offwhite head. Light amber body with carbonation. Light fruity earthy toffee aroma with resiny notes. Dry-sweet earthy fruity floral taste with toffee notes. Mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dry earthy grapes and wild berries aftertaste with dusty papery notes. Fairly bitter. Nice, drinkable, and a bit unusual. (0.5 bottle, Sainsbury’s, London.)
shrubber85 (7960) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet orange and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet orange, barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice easy drinking beer - slightly tart but nowhere near as tart as the cask version.
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Not quite golden, more in the line of copper really. Pours with a fluffy head that doesn’t stay long. Bready, caramel malt aroma, some citric notes. Dry and a bit thin on the palate with a bitter citrus quality and OK malt body.
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is malt and some grassy hops. Some malt and hops in there, but not much on the taste. A good bear could be coaxed out of this, but this is nothing special.
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my sister’s (from Waitrose)? Amber/gold with a short lived white head. Dusty hops with a slight metalic twang. Unremarkable.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fine malt, leafy wet hops, some fruit, dark amber, pours a small custard head. Flavour is less malt, the hops are also subdued. Light bodied, balanced,bitter with a dry finish. Pretty good.