zalix (1) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great refreshing handcrafted English style ale. Not overly hoppy, has a bold tast and smooth finish.
SpringsLicker (3265) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty amber colored body that supports a tall head of off-white.
Nice clean mild hop aroma with a caramel malt aroma on the side.
The flavor is mildly sweet but comes on a watery palate with little depth or complexity.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Tap. Cloudy orange amber. fairly easy going, lightly floral hops, and sweetish malts, light and refreshing, but nothing else, a little thin.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
on tap at the Moan and Dove, Amherst, MA...Clear amber pour - No head.
Faint hop presence...
CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pears everywhere and fruit where there was not pear! Beer is best when cold unless it tastes better warm! This was cold. Yay Beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin amber body with a small head. Hops are hard to identify exactly, but Iíd agree with the doughy smell. Finishes bitter and feeling more fruity. Iím not sure this one deserves to be poured out of a 750ml bottle. Whatís up with the carbonation? This one barely pours a head with a belligerent pour. Whatever, itís better than a junk lager, not much else.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is ruby amber with a big off white head...smell is a pronounced hoppy and sour affair with some hints of cookie dough and maybe green raisins...taste is very well balanced and easy to drink...enjoyable...
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, light amber color with a huge white head. Sour aroma of granny smith apples and some citrus. Tart flavor
of hops, citrus and a bit of malt.
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this 22oz bottle in Marlton, NJ. Pours a hazy copper color with a large frothy head. Sour apples is the first thing that springs from the aroma. Some malt, and other sour notes as well. Kind of light taste. Some lemon and sour notes. Not too bad on the palate. Overall not bad, but I expected more!
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy burnt orange pour supporting a creamy toasted white head never left the glass. First impression on the nose was sour apples and yeast followed by sweet malt and some hops. The sour notes in the aroma were more apparent in the flavor with a distinct sour bite at the tip of the toungue right away. Malty sweetness came through at the center along with apple, pear and caramel. The hops finally showed up to the party but not until the sour/sweet guests were already in command. Finish was slightly sweet, bitter and still a bit sour. I was beginning to think I might have had a bad bottle or one that was poorly maintained but after seeing that Iím not alone in finding this PA a bit sour, I think itís more likely that this is just not a very good beer - a disappointment from a good brewer.