DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight malt smell. Nice amber colour, beautiful creamy head. Interesting bitterness? Some sweetness. Creamy and smooth. Lace for days... Enjoyable.
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this brew on tap at the Local in Minneapolis. I had tried it a few years earlier and recalled that it didn’t have much flavor. My memory served me well. The head is beautiful, with micro-thin bubbles ala Guiness. It almost looked strange seeing a Guiness head on a golden colored beer. The beer itself, however, was devoid of character; virtually flavorless. Perhaps a brilliant marketing strategy to push an easy-drinking snooty English Ale on the undiscerning American beer palate.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found this creamy with a good body and pretty in the glass. Subtle to the point of banality. Very tiny touches of sweetness lurk. On tap at some chessy-ass mass-marketed brewpub in Tampa.
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 The creamy head is amazing, it looks just like a freshly pulled pint when poured into the glass. Has a reminiscence of Guiness, mostly because of the 'pulled affect' caused by that ball of gas in the can. Re-rated after more experience. Very bland, not much of a notable flavor at all, but it is very smooth.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2003 A very well balanced beer. The best thing I have had out of England I think. It looks beautiful and tastes outstanding.
Illini99 (9) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, not much flavor otherwise. Easy to drink.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
great english style-frothy beer. sweet/cream finish, great taste
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old friend Boddington and I go way back to when my homebrewing pal, mwendt, introduced it to a summer gathering of my college roomates. It has since become a staple of such gatherings and its creamy, easy drinking quality makes it work well to accompany our adventures. I give this one good marks not only because I remember fondly the days when it represented real beer to me, but also because I find a decent spicy-sweetness here, and just enough hops to keep things interesting.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little bland on the palate very smooth goes down easy.. a great ale....WIDGETS RULE!!!!!!!
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells great ( fruitty , grassy aroma)...Looks great ( head a bit weak ) , smooth and creamy but it is missing something amd I think it is soul ....