cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine beer and one that I think is underrated here, as are most clean, well made lagers. No this is not a double IPA or a monster Imperial Stout, but a well made, hoppy, crisp lager. It pours amber with a fluffy head that lasts and lasts leaving ribbons of lace. This sample was a bit old and so the hoppy aroma has faded a bit, but it is still there in the aroma and flavor- herbal and blending nicely with the maltiness that is the foundation of this style. Well done, and like Sam Adams, this one is better fresh, like most average alcohol beers.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean style with more character than one typically associates with the style. Shows good hop and malt balance with no portion drowning out the other. Hints of chocolate late in the palate speak more of an English ale style. Consumed on tap at the Blind Tiger in NY.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lovely acidic, hoppy aroma, a little perfumy. Bright copper colour, unstable white head. Flavour starts off quite bitter, turning flowery and acidic and finishing with a nice bitterness. This beer is very nicely hopped on all levels.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber colour with a fine off-white head. Lovely fruity and flowery aroma. Flavour is quite hoppy on top of a solid malty base.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, at home.
Golden amber with white head, almost lasting. Good lacings. Aroma light of hops (flowery) and malt. Flavor light sweet, then heavy bitter. Light body, watery, lively carbonated.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
one of the better lagers but i suppose that isnt saying a whole lot in my book. more character than most lagers. eh.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nut much of an aroma and average appearance. Great flavor, however! Nice and malty with a touch of hops. Smooth mouthfeel as well.
Definitely one of the better lagers I’ve tasted.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright orange in colour with big creamy head. Big hoppy flavour, is more of an english bitter. Is an interesting interpretation of and English beer and has done a bad job.
dp (607) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very full and frothy. very hoppy too. very dark, would like to try a fresher bottle
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with an average white head. Aroma is filled with flowery, citrusy hops, with a bit of cookie sweetness. Flavor is piney and a bit malty, and the finish is dry and a bit astringent.