Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - OCT 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber colour with thin beige head. Floral hop nose. Sweet start to bitter taste with lingering bitter hop finish.
Ferris (6599) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Sweet caramel and pale malt. Clear gold with a rich head. Light caramel and bitterness. Decent, but plain.
GarrettB (1147) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
August 17th, 2012 - Perhaps I should have had the Pandora Ale before the others, but this is, so far, the third in a list of disappointing brews from the Swans Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Although it is an American Ale, it’s light on flavor. Too light. The wispy body and ephemeral flavors are not unlike the disturbing frailty of the body of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. There’s a light green apple crispness to the taste at the beginning of the taste, but it slowly collapses and crumples to the ground, leaving a sad, quivering blandness behind. The aroma, too, is faint and ghostly, giving off very few to no scents. Once again, Swans has delivered another underwhelming brew, all the worse for following so many other excellent specimens collected elsewhere in the Northwest.
vadie (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ambrée claire avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du malt un peu sucré avec un petit bouquet d’houblon floral. Le goût est d’abord du malt et du caramel avec un finition légèrement amer.
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11
Honey ale with brilliant clarity and no head, no surface foam. Sweet malt and a few eathy tones of hops. Some bland bitterness early with plenty of sweet malt. Super oxidzed. Mouth is a mod to heavy with lighter carb and slick finish. Overall wish there were some better hop applications here.
Serving type: on-tap
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy white head that completely vanished. The nose is more caramel malt than hops, overly sweet with minimal floral hops. The flavor is not much different, rather sweet with minimal hops, save for a slight floral note on the finish. Light to medium bodied, a little sticky and clingy with soft carbonation. Pretty blah, and there was a light chemical like note that came out as it warmed.
Druid (96) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, light hop and fruity aromas over a low carbonated golden copper coloured beer. A nice example of a pale ale with good bitterness that lingers. A pretty good beer but very long lasting on the palate.
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
solidfunk (4786) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Below average pale ale. Slight aroma of hops. Pours copper with a little lacing. Not really very serious of a pale ale. It’s more pale than ale. On tap at brewpub.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap.Surprised this is an APA, tasted British to me, with a berry hop aroma and biscuity malt, a bit of caramel. The best of the six I tried this time around.
Wanja (682) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good taste. One of the best from Swans brewery. Classic Pale Ale taste.