DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a great copper color with a nice white head. Aroma of hops, malt, florals, and chardonnay. Tastes hoppy, with a nice malt, toffee, honey, cognac, fruit, and floral finish. Nice complexity. A great beer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly different from the Lager. Lighter amber color with a small white head. Decent hoppy aroma, malty. Same is true for the flavor. Well-hopped all around. Good beer.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. both mild and at the same time a little sharp. Pours with a substantial off white head, mild biscuity, bready aroma. Amber/brown in color, not too much body but a little malt flavor. Hops start out smooth and finish bitter. Not bad, but not my favorite
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, brown, clear color with small white head. Very malty aroma. Nice. Flavor is malty with a bitterness that comes and goes suddenly--like a ship passing in the night or a bad cliche. Generally good, seetness turns sacharin and has strange aftertaste.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from,157th street bodega,-,nice brown color,white head,crisp strong taste,i think they should still call it Pennant 55 ale just cause it's BK history, damn fine beer very flavorful.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very malty English-style pale ale; it actually kind of reminds me of a brown ale. The flavor is sweet and a little nutty, with just enough hops to balance it out. Good color and decent aroma. A pretty good example of the style.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very tasty example of this style and the reason Garrett is one of my favorite brewers. Pours a deep hazelnut color, with a light frothy head. The aroma is full of sweet malts, the flavor is full of toffee and caramel, with a bit of a nutty taste following into the a bit of a bite in the aftertaste from the hops. I could drink this all the time.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) Lovely copper color with small whit head. Some malt aroma. Very balanced hops and malt flavor. The hops aren't over the top-definately an English style (as opposed to American) pale ale. Would be a fine session beer.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown ale with a hazy cloud. Nose of malt and cardboard Sweet malt with some nuttyness and a light hops, but again, the beer is oxidized, with the stale cardboard coming out. Body is still nice and would be medium.
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copperish, nutty brown in color. Has a honey nut smell to it with a decent head. Tastes of slight alcohol and malt. A better than average ale from a better than average brewer.