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.
jgb9348 (4979) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark golden, light amber coloured beer with a frothy white head which lasts and lasts. The aroma is almost purely hops. There is some sweetness which arises off the beer, but the hops are most noticeable. The taste is very clean and balanced. While the hops take the initial blunt of the taste, the malt shows it is balanced later on. The hops used are definately english, but the aftertaste is very smooth and refined. One of my favourite styles for drinking on any occasion, and this one is a good example to have. Definately worth trying, especially if you are an EPA or Bitter fan! I bought the 50 cL bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a clear amber/copper with a small white head thats about a pencil width high and leaves some gluey/ sticky small lace. Smell is faint of sweet malt and floral hop, very clean and soft. Taste is caramel and butterscotch-like in the front thats sweet and smooth then goes right into a leveling bitterness thats very floral and tangy and slightly earthy. The feel is a rounded medium body with a bittering tang cling and sweetness thats all very mild and drys nice and smooth, nothing to overwhelming. A very good pale bitter which is exactly what this seemed to me, it's pale, but bitter, and in a good tasty, smooth manner.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a fantastic start o my Seattle International brewfest experience. Moderate amber apperance with a slightlu substandard head. However the blessed aromatic combination of fresh floral hops and easy going malt more than made up for the lackluster apperance. Easy hop bitterness in flavor with a floral touch that calmed my palate from the zingy crab bisque I had just enjoyed. Well balanced, tasty, and a superb start for the day.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BottledDeep, clear yet full amber colour. Fluffy white head. Not a bad beer this. Malty aroma, slight bit of alcohol coming off it as well. Full bodied, bitter hop flavour. Tastes stronger then it is.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
orangy brown, fluffy off white head. caramel and meyer lemon-like citrus aroma. more caramel, sweet malt, ctirus and earthy hop finish. nice bitter.
1more4dessert (332) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bitter beer face. all I could think of was Keystone adds. This is terrible. Perhaps i just don't appreciate the style but I love Fuller's and Redhook ain't bad/ What am I missing?
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, golden orange with a light, fluffy, white head. The aroma is comprised of many subtle elements, namely grainy malt, resinous hops and a light bit of alcohol. The flavor is, again, light, but full. Nice malt lays the groundwork for a slightly citrus, pine and resinous hop element at the end. The apparent bottle-conditioning adds a nice doughy character as well. A nice bitterness persists, despite the clean finish. A tasty session beer.