Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled Hazy, light amber colored brew that poured an average sized frothy off-white head which fell after a few minutes to a thin layer; very little lacing. Moderately malty aroma with some green apple. Flavor started with a delicate maltiness; some fruitiness emerged at mid-palate with a fleeting toastiness toward the finish. Gentle hop bitterness evident throughout. Light bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation. A servicable session ale, drinkable and refreshing enough but it’s overall character seemed a bit languid; the flavors came and went without much impact.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is a decent golden ale but nothing worth seeking out. Straight forward simple brew.
ulvbane (17) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light hazy yellow. Aroma of fruit and butterscotch. Taste is thin, a bit sweet, a bit sour, and some bitterness late in the aftertaste. Not much flavour.
rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think that many of the previous reviewers may have had out of date bottles, hence odd aroma and taste. My bottle was fresh (@ Sergio’s World Beer Bar in Louisville) as it was recently obtained and brought over from the brewer. Pours a hazy dirty orange with a good bubbly white head, big streaks of lace. Yes, the taste is full caramel malt (as are many British session ales), and there is some candied fruit in a mildly hoppy finish, but I could find nothing wrong here. It is a good example of the style, and, as such, I recommend it.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Claims to be the first ever organic beer brewed (back in the 1990’s). Good for Spock and other Vegans I suppose. This 500ml brown bottle had a best before date of 26 Sep 2008, I drank it a month later.
Poured into a Batemans pint glass, it was a golden slightly hazey colour with a good sized white head which slowly faded to a collar and a wispy covering.
The aroma was of flowers and cut grass, very floral indeed.
The beer was spritzy more than fizzy, a twang of citrus fruits in the taste. Unlike most UK brewed beers I’ve had.
Sadly there was something missing, where was the 5% alcohol, where was the bitterness I was expecting and like?
Overall not too bad, it just lacked that bitterness I require in a UK pint.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a murky dark gold with a tiny off white head. Scent is yeast and earth. Taste is same.
POLK (1944) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a small white head. Light malty aroma. flavor is a little better than tha aroma, nice caramel taste. Hoppy finish.
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once you get past the dodgy smell upon opening the bottle, which is a bit skunky, it settles into a hoppy fruity smell which reflects on the taste which is very crisp with a smooth aftertaste of fruit with a hint of metal. Plenty of carbonation in this one also. A nice ale. Serve cold.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
13th December 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Malty and tangy. Moderate carbonation. A bit lagerish overall. Dull.
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden as expected. Malty aroma and very slightly fruity. Taste is pretty poor with little to say - a bit malty and a bit fruity. Another disapointing organic beer.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is grainy, bready, with some funky hops poking through on the backend. Appearance is a very cloudy orangish/golden with a almost nonexistant white head. Taste has got a nicfe mixture of light malt and slightly funky hops, and maybe some spice notes as well. Palate is medium to low carbonation, mouthfeel is somewhat sweet, and aftertaste of the hops texture. Overall, Decent stuff. I’d drink it again. Cheers!.