DYCSoccer17 (3461) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty dark copper color with a 1 inch off-white head with nice lacing and good staying power. Aroma is that of an English Ale/IPA--nothing outstanding. Taste is a burnt caramel which smooths out big time in the finish. Palate is great, without too much carbonation. Kind of mild for an English Pale Ale, but enjoyable nonetheless.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful reddish brown color with a medium head of large bubbles. Great malt aroma with hint of hops (bananna). Rich malt flavor with a good hop bite for balance. Bananna aftertaste which is strange but welcome. Lots of carbonation on the palate.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a boring beer. There's no other way to describe it quite as well. Medium amber body. Fuggles hops are prominent, but the mild malts balance them out. A dry ale. Smells like ashes and mellow hops.
notalush (5269) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish gold in color, bready aroma with hints of alcohol - caramel in the flavor, some yeastiness, very subtle hops, biscuits - decent English Style - not bad.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice medium sized head and dark amber in color. Carbonation is in the form of really big bubbles. Caramel, earthy notes, not too many hops. Strikes a nice balance and I enjoy the English version--sometimes I need a break from all the American hop-age going on around here.
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty, crystal clear copper hue. Mid-sized, off-white, frothy head. No lacing.
The aroma is of dark port and caramel.
Interesting flavor. Very nicely balanced. Roasted cashews, buttery and beefy up front. Astringent, tongue numbing hop presence on the backside. Not bitter. If anything, the hops are tart and acetic.
Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bone dry, astringent finish. I dig this beer. Looks like I'm one of the few.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2003
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown-orange color with large foamy head. Not much aroma. Offers a considerable sweetness followed by a mild hopping. No complexity here. The flavors aren't strong enough. This one was kind of boring.
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
What's this all about? I'm not sure. It is nothing--no discernable style, a murky aroma, a murky flavor, a decent palate (thanks to the malts) but a beer in search of a point. Reddish/amber color with a good clinging head, to the extent that this matters. (on tap, Brooklyn Brewery)
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent pale ale, not the best from Brooklyn. Nice hops and good balance of sweet and bitter
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable English Pale Ale that gets the balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness just right. Proof that an East Coast brewery can brew an good English Pale Ale.