allmyvinyl (8807) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the York tap. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, faint earthy hops. Taste is light malt, light grassy finish. Not bad.
ManVsBeer (7822) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Unicorn, Manchester. Golden with a light malty character. It’s crisp with a small sweetness that lingers.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Marine FC, Crosby. Pours amber with an off white head. Very malty, slightly sulphurous. Pretty dull.
SamP01 (652) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark copper amber with a small beige head. Aroma and Taste of floral earthy hops, some citrus fruity, caramel malt and mild grass notes. Palate is a medium body, light carbonation, mild sweet bitterness on the tongue. Finish is sweet caramel malt, fruity with some yeast, grassy notes with some earthy floral hops bitterness. Aroma and taste seem a bit weak but improve somewhat as it warms up. Overall not the best in class but a good drinking session ale.
Patrickctenchi (5714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, brown-gold with a short, off-white head.
Scent is an earthy caramel.
Taste is woody, nutty, with a smooth tea bitter.
Nicely balanced hops.
Closer to a hopped, brown ale....enjoyable.
wlajwl (5431) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a similar aroma to an ESB/bitter, a mix of fruit/malts and a tinge of hops. The flavor is caramel/toffee malts, a hint of earthiness and a decently hoppy finish. Similar to a bitter, pretty decent.
rubbishystuff (2214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a sampler pack from World Market. Rather nice English ale. Hoppier than I expected. Serving: Bottle
jtclockwork (13246) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber pour in the glass. Bitter hop nose and taste. Very nice ale. Rated 5/21/06
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bread, yeast, grain, citrus aroma. Copper-orange with off-white head. Orange/citrus, lemon, and mild caramel flavour. Balanced, refreshing, sessionable.
williamherbert (1462) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The color is a clear bright orange. Icy lace sitting at the top. See through. The lace sets it apart.
The smell is heavy bitter (fuggle) hops, that have that distinct chlorine aroma. Smells good. The hops are of the bitter, Euro variety. The hops are bitter, but softened.
Sweet brown ale flavor. Lots of added sugars. The sweetness is a bit off-putting. The hops are more apparent as it warms. Sweetness subsides; toffee and molasses come out.
Thick and a little chewy/chunky feel. Too sweet of a brown sugar taste. The bitter hops are not a balance, just the opposite extreme. Drinkable, not a crave-worthy brew in my book.