NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. Pours with a thick creamy head that lasts longer than the beer, much like Guiness. Nice golden color. Quite a bit of hop, but well balanced. Oh, and as a side note, I dig widget cans.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 I enjoy the widget can, but it is much crisper and flavorfull on tap. Creamy and thick, with just the slightest bitterness at the end. The widget cans are becomming more available here, even at local diners, I suspect this might be brewed stateside now by contract? anybody know?
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one of these after my Fish and Chips dinner last night at the Old Bag of Nails in Upper Arlington (this is quickly becoming my favorite hang out). This brew pours a light clear golden. The thin creamy white head has the consistancy of a Guinness draft head, is fully lasting and has very good lacing. The nose is mostly fresh flowers with no shortage of honey aroma; some piney hops and toasted cereal are also detectable as the brew warms. The flavor is sweet if not complex, but still balanced with an average bitter finish. The light to medium creamy body has such flat carbonation that it feels stoutlike. The finish is metallic and chalky. Interesting.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Nice flavor and aroma Great all-purpose ale. Creamy simple hop/malt flavor lasts throughout with a wonderful bitter finish. Very important to pour correctly or experience is diminished.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best pour and head available. Very rich and creamy head. Otherwise the beer is rather thin. Good malt-hop balance. Easy to drink.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 not very good at all, very metallic like taste
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent enough bitter on draught. I’m not big on Boddingtons in the draught cans or bottles, the flavor and aroma disappear in favor of the head. I love the orange-ish color!
sporter99 (4) - USA - APR 9, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Truely the best of all beers
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Git next to the mashtun with a copy of Playboy==>’cream’ of Manchester.
Sweet, cloying flavor with. Pronounced, unbalanced green apple taste. Some minor degree of hop bitterness. Nitro tapping makes this have a nearly flat profile.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
They call this beer ’The Cream of Manchester’ and just one taste will tell you why. Smooth...