Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very smooth, and not very bitter. I like it.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bland and tasteless. Interbrew ruined this beer.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had worse, and certainly would choose this over many other beers. Nevertheless, it’s too smooth, not idiosyncratic enough. It’s overwhelmed by my preferred beer-drinking snack of Bread and Cheese, although I suppose if I substituted store-brand Colby Jack for my more usual farmhouse Cheddar or Shropshire Blue, it might come through...
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker gold color, large creamy head. An English ale, mild taste, some hop bitterness. Full flavor, full body. Mouthfeel is creamy, full and round. Some malt sweetness. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is very slightly bitter.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overpriced and under flovaroed. Not a pub draught that is worth the PUBlicity. I don’t like this ale. Smooth and creamy, true, but not a good aftertaste.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed the creamy head and texture. Sensed kind of a nutty flavor. Watchin the frothy beer settle into its thinner state was truly a pleasure. *Something noteworthy. Just remembered from last night that I gave the bartender a fiver and he gave me $5.25 change. Not bad for your first legal beer at the bar ever. It’s a good sign.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a stronger version of Boddington’s Bitter. This one having the strength of a best bitter. It has nitrogen/C02 induced carbonation which makes it creamy and smooth but gives it the impression of being more filling. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate bitterness for balance and some ale fruitiness, but little or no hop flavours or aroma.
Earlier Rating: 9/12/2002 Total Score: 3.1
It<s a nitro driven bitter. The nitro distracts from the style, but overall, the usual bitter flavours are still there, reasonably hoppy, light, and very drinkable - though the nitro driven creaminess distracts from this. Where it gains is through the appearance: stylistically golden but with millions of tiny little bubbles cascading and rising to a creamy thick resilient head.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dry ginger amber clear under a medium size very fine bubbles lasting cream coloured head. Faint bitter hops and floor polish/paint thinner aroma becoming staler as it warms. Medium creamy smooth body. Medium to light typical watery Brit bitter type palate and body. Soft buttery bitter sweet aftertaste. At least its better than the draft which I though was pretty awful
Ernest (6515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, creamy, white, fully lasting. Body is clear
light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers),
with a light note of butterscotch. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly
acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light
body, watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly astringent.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had this in the can, and didn’t like it at all. I will admit that it had a creamy palate, but there was an overwhelming metallic aftertaste that ruined it for me.