anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (Bottle) Pours an golden amber body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, and some vomit. Flavor of pine, grass, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber body, nice head. Pine-grapefruit aroma. Strong bitter body with strong pine aftertaste. Serious beer, not for the faint of heart.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is mild citrus hops. Taste is dry citrus hops with some bitterness, secondary medium malt-slight caramel. Some seltzer.
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of floral pine, caramel biscuit. And someone wrote "morning breath" in my notebook, but it’s not my handwriting, so I won’t count it in the score. Taste is very bitter caramel.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Amber color with a smallish off-white head. Nice aromas of roasted caramel and fruit. Medium body with light, creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted malt with some fruity bitter. It’s not a harsh bitter. With a little less ABV it might do as an ESB. Pretty good drink.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
copper, wispy head, strong fresh aroma, rich hop flavor, slightly sour, good dose of bitterness with a long finish, otherwise one dimensional
Score: ii to iii
dark amber, thin white head, velvet smooth body,solid hop flavor on a slightly sweet carmel malt bace, touch of citrus, nice long bitter finish, after the cask the c02 version appears lighter, still more body but the sweetness of the first round takes a long time to start to appear, cask is supperior
slight haze, huge cask head, light citrus hop aroma, rich cream body, light hop flavor but a long bitter finish, the cask mellows it into a fine esb
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at St. Matthews brewpub. Poured hazy dark amber color with medium off-white fizzy head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2005 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Clear amber color wth creamy white head. Aroma was medium hoppy with light malt tone. Flavor was good complex hoppy tone with long finish. Refreshing and drinkable brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewpub. Pours cloudy, murky light brown sugar to hay in color, with a small foamy white head. Very fragrant floral citrus hop aroma, slight caramel malt nose. Heavily bitter and acidic hoppy citrus rind flavor with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and slightly dry palate.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mine poured a mostly clear, orange/amber with a large, frothy, off-white head. Terrific retention. The aroma is equally malty and hoppy. Malty caramel and very light milk chocolate. Hoppy grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine. Hearty, malty flavor up front; followed closely by an abundance of American bittering hops. The result is a brew with good balance that leans just a little toward the bitter side of the scale. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish. More body than any other ≤6% ABV beer I’ve ever tasted with the exception of Dark Horse’s Tres Blueberry Stout (4.5%).