DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
440 ml can from Binnyís, Plainfield. This is a bin for 50Ę, and itís dated May 04. í12, so Iíll try to take age into consideration, since Iíve seen this beer before, and besides, I can now tick Merseyside off my UK map.
Almost expected a can this size to have a Widget, but no. Foamy pour of a carbonated beer over a brown body. I smelt some over-sweetness when I poured, but once in the glass, could not pick it, or anything, up. Just a "watery" nose of a mild ale. Despite the foamy head, the actual carbonation of the beer is pretty low; not totally cask-like, but striving for it. So Iím left with a deliberately light beer: mild malts with a bit of toast. A slight tone of earthy hops, but mainly there to match the light sweetness of the malts. Itís a testament to canning beers that this light brew is still palatable. Although to the middle I start to catch some phenol. I íspect this is better enjoyed in a pub than in my cold basement.
Hanuta06 (252) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: from can--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: light malt.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture and flat carbonation.
Overall: below average. The aroma and appearance were average, but the taste was boring and the palate was the worst Iíve ever experienced--really watery and flat.
EithCubes (4566) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cans. Nose sweet and fruity with light mineral and beautiful yeast esters, pours deep mahogany brown with a short tan head. Taste is very sweet, whooa nellie too sweet for a Bitter, and for bitterness itís lacking, too. sweet and fruity with light ashy caramel, mild and faint hop herbality but no malt complexity - just sugar. Light body, easy-drinking.
Mora2000 (5301) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and bread. The flavor is toffee, bread, caramel and an earthy character I assume is from the hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Can): Pours a medium brown with small off-white head. Mild malty aroma, some faint caramel and a touch of grass. Similar in the taste with a surprisingly big roasted malt flavour. Distinctly average.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Maple in color with a lingering froth. Mild aromatics of bitter with a touch of baked malt sugar like cake bread. Soft on the tongue, bitterness up front with a malty character on the brink. The finish is bitter and lingers.
NielsenRatings (8082) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ Gregís house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Somewhat buttery, toffee, slightly burnt, earthy aroma. Light, a bit thin, burnt sugar, a touch fruity flavor. Doesnít taste incredibly fresh.
nealblind (462) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light to mid brown with some head. Smells of green grapes, caramel, booze, roast malt. Tastes like a watery malt drink. Bitterness is moderate at most. Salty on the tongue which is cool. Cainís mild was much more enjoyable though.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant surprise. Poured nicely, decent head and appetizing light brown color. Whereas we compliment many big beers for hiding their ABV, here I was impressed the other way, for the low session ABV the beer hid that fact well, delivering decent malt flavor, some mild bitterness, and reasonably rich mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
shrubber85 (6792) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light toffee malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and mildly grass/hay flavor. Nice (especially since I was able to get it fresh).
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can and served in my GI Imperial Pint Glass: Pours an okay amber hue with a small fading head and not any lace. The aroma is that of crystal malt, touch of 2-row, touch of Northdown hops, touch of soap and a fair amount of Diacetyl... crystal malt mostly. The taste is far too sweet and buttery even for a English Bitter. The mouthfeel is soft and could have benefited from some creamy nitro bubbles to give it at least a handpull feel. Meh, Blah, below average.