AirForceHops (2562) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Paid $5.00 for a 500ml bottle @ The Beer Store, Nashua. Amber color in an Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Nose is an English caramel malt. Flavor is weak malt notes, bittering hops that I canít really pint point any type of variety. Body is light with texture being on the watery side. This would be a nice drink on cask at a pub. But the bottle is lacking any real flavor or depth. I guess thatís why I donít drink many Bitterís. Could be a good session brew in the right circumstance.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oooooohhh. That is a surprising drink. It has a very smokey rye cereal flavour at first. This moves into a well balanced medium bodied malt bitterness. Finishes toasted shortbread.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, eartiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of earthiness, light carmel and light woodiness with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass from a 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a sticky, white head. Decent lacing around the glass. Nice scents of sweet, biscuity malts along with mild spicy notes. Toasted biscuit flavors couple with tasty sweet malts and finish with a balanced citrusy bitterness. Medium bodied, dry finish, and smooth mouthfeel. A well rounded bitter.
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a light brown colour with a small head that fades leaving a small layer, and very nice lacing down the inside too.
Smells faintly of sweet malts.
Tastes of sickly sweet malts, followed by a light hop bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Not bad at all.
Overall a decent session beer.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[4926-20121107] 500mL bottle. Light apple grains aroma. Clear, brown orange body with a quick foamy white head. Old grainy apple skins flavour. Medium body has a strange bitter floral aftertaste. Not a fan at first. (6/3/5/3/11) 2.8
Boutip (4436) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a small bubbly head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of unrefined grainy notes with light dry bitter hops profile. Taste is also dominated by slightly weird unrefined grainy notes with a dry aftertaste. Body is light with medium to low carbonation. I must say that I really didnít dig the malt profile on this one.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-11-07. Lightly hazy dark copper amber, nice beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma is malty, with an English quality to it, mild toasty not quite biscuity character, lightly earthy. Flavour is similar, lightly earthy English malt, modest toasty biscuity quality to the malt. Modest bitterness throughout. Average plus palate has modest carbonation, suits it. Pretty enjoyable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is toffee/mildly sweet malts and a fruit background. The flavor is toffee, mild/medium nutty malts, fruit undertones and a mild bitterness in the finish.
johnnnniee (1954) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New product line introduced to NH, what the hell the bottle looks cool.
Pours a clear deep dark golden color with a smallish off white head that dissipates to a cap. Smells of caramel malt, toffee, butterscotch, earthy with a hint of mineral water. The flavor holds no surprises that the nose hadnít already revealed. Lightly caramelized sugar, toffee, lots of light sweet fruit, a bit of butterscotch mineral and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost tart mouthfeel. Nice English pale, I could see myself plowing through a few of these if I were sitting in a pub on the other side of the pond.