rauchbier (3633) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Sainsburys Grimsby. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Pleasant malty sweet nose with gentle but persistant floral hoppiness apparent, full bodied and well balanced with the sweetness of the malt tempered by a solid hop resin bitterness, some fruitiness and a hint of melon, lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Nicely balanced aroma of malt and hops, big head dropped straight off despite adequate condition. Mostly fruity malt flavour with an underlying yeasty bitterness that becomes dry and bittersweet in the aftertaste which spoils it a little for me
tommann (2847) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a light copper with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is bready malt, some citrus and sweetness. Taste has a little watery citrus to start. Nice bready malt finish.
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle, room temp. Pours golden with a white head that doesn’t last. Medium sweet taste, incorporating citrus and herbs. Lively carbonation. Nice long bitter hop finish saves us from boredom. Nice beer I would happily drink again.
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Home 20110305 (500 ml bottle from brewery): A dark yellow colour with a slightly cloudiness. Flavour: sweetness (caramel), malty, fruity (peach and abricot) and a good hop bitter. A sweet taste (caramel) with an ongoing bitterness. The beer is in the aftertaste still some sweet (sticky) and a dry bitterness.
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from 2001.
A bottle i’d left at a friends and forgotten about. It aged nicely. No carbonation. Amber colour
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a loose medium-sized tanned foamy head. Fruity and toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, berries and a touch of liquorice. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly toasty malty and fruity taste with notes of berries and citrus, accompanied by liquorice spice; fruity and slightly toasty finish. Classical stuff. 15.XII.10
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep golden, unclear, smaller persistent lacy off-white head, fruity-hoppy nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; caramelly sweetness balances the dry hoppy finish. Very O.K..........
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 500 mL bottle from Morrissons. Dried fruit aroma and clear orange orange in appearance. Tastes a little off putting at first but then got morish. This is isn’t a classic, but it slips down easily. Bitter and hoppy. I prefer the Golden Sheep, but this has a hint of Tim Taylor’s Landlord which speaks well of it.
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewery store. Orange, nutmeg and malt aroma. Clear golden amber color with small head. Sweet orange malt flavor with a bitter lemon peel finish. Body on the light side. Very nice but a bit light.
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Nice deep honey colour, Sweet cinnamon aroma, more bitterness on the flavour. Some yeast and honey come through on the finish, with a long pepperiness that finalizes it.