scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good looking orange/gold, firm white head lasts very well...nice lacework too! Big fruity (grapefruit??) nose, well hopped! Caramel/malty aromas add to the overall balance. Good medium bodied palate, citrus hops and well balanced sweet malt burst onto the tongue, and fade slowly. A smooth rounded brew, fine stuff, we’ll have to see if S&N maintain the quality of this and the other Caledonian beers.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
delicious, silky stuff that gets better with each sip. it’s a very bright yellow, with not much carbonation or head, but decent lacing. flavours are like a pilsener/ale hybrid: the buttery, honeyed sweetness of the very pale malt reminds me a lot of a good german pils, while a hint of liquorice and grapefruit in the finish mingles well with the firm hop bite. not the most arrestingly flavourful beer you’ll ever have, but distinctive and refreshing nonetheless.
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First waft seemed almost skunky, but odor disipated quickly. Looks beautiful, rich yellow pushing into amber (Davefromchicago, you did not drink the Golden Promise). Hits you almost like a pils, but the hops, and a bready quality let you know otherwise (had some choice cask homebrews recently that were very similar). Not overly bitter, well balanced, still, its lacking distinctive character. Wouldn’t turn it down, and worth trying.
Bov (11768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2787) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full-bodied. Roasted flavour. Dry, hazelnutty finish.
hotdogs (13) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours with a full, frothy head. red/straw color, very clear. aroma=light malt, pretty estery, heavy on the floral/fruity side but balanced nicely with some piercing spice. palate = fuller than i expected. taste = tight bitterness, like an esb, slowly rounded by malt traces, which is given body by compote like fruitiness. all said a very well balanced and fairly complex pale ale.
HighlanderOne (1200) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well made beer, to be sure. I had no real complaints about it, but I would rather have had a Pete’s Wicked.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow color, almost no head. Mild flavor and slight bitterness. Really good for a lighter beer.
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Proof that ’organic’ does not equal ’taste-free’. This is a smooth, malty ale in the Scottish style with lots of fruit in the middle and a quenching finish. It has a pale gold body and poured with a small white head. Light, malted barley aroma. Creamy body and very flavoursome - malt and fruity notes. I suspect this is one of those ales that you either love or hate. Count me in the first camp. (Bottle)
ano1ridesthe19 (23) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a great true organic beer with the sediment still around in the bottom of the bottle. It reminded me of Newcastle from time to time. Nice sweet taste, very easy to drink in a 500ml bottle.