tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small head and lots of carbonation. Aroma of plums and raisins. Taste starts sweet with a strong bitter finish and more fruit on the aftertaste. Medium body, a little bit watery. Overall, not a bad fruit beer.
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alas, my last bottle from the shores of England thanks to my friend
wyzzywyz22. Decent fruit beer with a nice subtle aroma of malt, grass and just a hint of raisins.Nice looking clear amber with a small head. All beer looks good to me though. Flavor is subdued with a nice balance of malt and hops with just a touch of the raisins. Better than I thought after seeing the label. Oh and by the looks of it, just the second Yank to rate it.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Raisin and plum aroma. Lots of matly fruit flavours and slightly sweet body. If Cains didnt draw attention to the raisins added the flavour could easily be imagined just to be malt based.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nelson Wines. Lively, clear amber with a line of head. The aroma and flavour are a mix of toffee, burnt sugar, malt and raisin, but the raisin is thankfully not over strong. Quite honeyed too. Smooth palate. Nice stuff.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber crimson colour. Malty, sweet base. Fruit cake flavours linger on the palate. [London gathering: Spiesy, Duff, chris_o, Marty-D and SilkTork]
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a bubbly off-white head that vanished in a few seconds. A mostly hoppy aroma, with just a touch of a grapes similar to what you might smell in a shiraz. The raisins are a lot stronger in the flavour, though reasonably well balanced with the general fruit hoppiness that is the initial taste. However, there is an over-carbonated mouthfeel which imparts a strong metalic palate in the middle through to a short and unpleasant drying finish. Shame - not for me.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light brown ale brewed with raisins. There is not much raisin taste which is perhaps fortunate enough. There is a slightly bitter fruit flavor which perhaps comes from the raisins. Very bad head. it would be interesting to know how much raisin is actually used to make beer. interesting ale.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight skunky aroma, this soon fades and you get fruits coming through and yes, some raisin. Thin white head, copper in colour. Fruity flavour, raisin and grapes. Maybe a bit thin, no punch, but still a fine ale to enjoy. Little soapy in the finish.
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco Formby 110113
Amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Very fruity, plum and raisin, soft caramel in background, nice fruits
Taste - Very mellow, sweet plum and raisin, soft caramel malts, simple
Palate - Medium carb, thin to medium body, fairly oily, smooth. Finish - slightly dry, soft bitter finish, light lingering
Overall - Easy uncomplicated soft fruit ale. It’s quite pleasant actually
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Quite a nice beer, nothing too special, raisin flavour is there...