bubbleflubber (1936) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour into the glass, with a tiny cap that leaves light soapy lace. The nose is of caramel, Crystal malt and some yeast. The flavors are somewhat biscuity, with an initial malt sweetness, a metallic twinge on the mid-palate, and a souring yeasty finish. Nothing overtly complex about the mouthfeel or substance, but goes down easily enough, and is quite tasty. Nicely integrated, and a good offering. Much more reminiscent of an APA than a Golden Ale, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Crystal clear light copper coloured body with a faint golden tint and a thinnish white head. Aroma of cardboard, pale malt, a very light hop aroma and some fake sugars. Light-bodied; Sharp twang of citrus, blood, metal and a funky malt taste. No hops at all in the taste - this one is a clear loser. Aftertaste shows the horribly bittering malt followed by an even worse aftertaste. Overall, a very bad beer - definitely not worth trying at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverages in Albany, New York on 24-December-2005.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nothing super here. fairly forgettable golden ale. a lot more design and thoughtfulness went into the bottle and label than the beer.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26-Mar-07 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 21-Mar-07 for $3.79 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) This is a nicely balanced beer, and though no single aspect is more than mildly flavorful, the sum of its parts is very tasty indeed. It starts with a sweet and bready attack, but the evolution quickly displays a nutty, lightly toasty, slightly sweet maltiness, balanced by dusty, mildly bitter, but flavorful English hops. Notes of butter, earth and smoke in the finish, with a more apparent hop bitterness trailing off for a long aftertaste. The nose is sweet and bready, but also very nutty and a little buttery. Medium bodied with light-to-medium carbonation and a somewhat crisp mouthfeel in the finish from the hops. Medium golden color and slightly hazy. The whitish, bubbly head isn’t especially impressive in initial size (half inch) or retention (fades to a thin ring), but the lacing is pretty spectacular: a dense doily covering most of the glass. A solid and enjoyable beer overall, with an equally enjoyable name and label artwork.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought this for the silly bottle art. Pours a light gold yellow body with a crisp white head. Aroma is bitter hoppiness. Flavor is floral earthy hops. I didnt enjoy this much.
BrotherJoe (13) - Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully musty dirty finish from the fuggles. Slightly hazy, but within style. Excellent head that stayed to the last. Mild bitterness that sits well on the palate.
Sammy (9331) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Extreme tribute on fuggles hops. Light yellow with lacey white head. Above averga carbonation. The lace coats the glass. A bit of hoppy, almost cheesy aroma. Medium plus mouthfeel. It climaxes in a fruitiness. Worthwhile pale to try.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-6-07 bottle. Clear amber color with bubbly head and lacing. Smells like a sour pale lager - very bland, no floral or fruity hints - just blah. Drinkable - but little to no real flavor or depth.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smelled some faint hops for a second before pouring it but after that it was all overly sweet, gooey mildly gauzy malt. Taste was similar with an odd sweetness and equally unusual tart bitterness. Not infected bad, but still not enjoyable. Something about the whole experience of this beer was extremely unappealing. Not the worst I’ve had, but I didn’t bother finishing the last half.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light copper color with thin lasting head. Aroma of hops and soap suds. Slightly sweet malt up front followed by a bitter hop finish. Average English ale.