notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent balance of bitterness and malty sweetness - respectable floral character - a tad watery at times, but finishes crisp, with some lingering grain flavors - I agree with most, this is "average."
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mildly bitter with an unattractive soggy-hop flavor near the end. Some malts as well, respectable mouthfeel. Average stuff.
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney hop aroma. Taste was of fruity malts, strong bitter hoppiness in the finish....not a bad beer, but it didnt really come together for me. Not in the same league as a Fullers.
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sroms from chocolate and apples.
Rather lively to be a bitter.
Fresh flavour from apples.
bierkoning (11141) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Bottle conditioned, Dutch ratebeer meeting. Brakspear version: Hoppy grapefruit aroma with pear. Thin, but full of flavor. Grapefruit and mandarin. Just a bit of grapefruit sourness. Very refreshing.
Ungstrup (30468) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Bottled. An orange beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is slight but with sweet notes. The flavor is lovely bitter with some flowery and spicy notes. It is brewed on an OK malt and has an OK bitternes, that lingers.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dense cloudy amber body, light fluffy foam. Yeasty, orange and peppery aroma. Puckering, yeasty flavor, astringent, slightly bitter. Belgian like in character.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a decent oranage brown with no real head. . . Pretty solid piney hop cone aroma, with some grapefruit and nice malt as well. Strong bitter flavour, with lots of sour malt. . . Palate is a bit thin, though clean and smooth. Lingering bitter notes and wet, but not very flavourful.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh, hell yeah this is a nice traditional Bitter, I now know why it won “The Beauty of Hops Supreme Champion 1999.” I am envious of the raters that were fortunate to have this on tap at the Map Room; I’m having it bottled in my Bed Room, not nearly as cool.
** The appearance is a shimmering bronze, little to no head, little lacing. The aroma is strongly floral, nutty, hoppy, with suggestions of caramel. The body is medium, slightly buttery and very smooth. What rocks is the flavor, it’s just a terrific balance between the hops and malt, slightly fruity, sweet then quickly bitter shift to dry. Over all I think at this point it’s the best Bitter I have indulged in. If it were not $4 for a 16oz bottle I would drink it nightly.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy aroma, a bit aromatic. english hops for sure. Sticky. bready, hoppy, but thin, OK finish, hoppy.