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 (331) - 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 Rerate: LIghtly hazed amber color with a modest beige head and speckles of lace. Aroma has a light belgian ale (wit) quality, with dough, light flowers and hint of citrus. Light sweetness up front followed by a watery bitterness. Flavors some what boring. A slight notch up form the previous sample. Original Rating 6/16/03: (5,3,5,3,10) Chalky amber color with a fluffy off white head. Globs of lace speckle te side of the glass. Old citrus aroma. Perfumy and old. Acidic, near lambic, finish. I’m afraid this may be a bad sample. Will revisit to ensure.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral light hoppy aroma. Muddy water appearance. Areal English bitter, malt at the start and then the long hoppy bitterness kicks in and there is a degree of earthyness.
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty/toasted aroma, copper hue with virtually no head, very little carbonation, spicy hop flavour with malt undertones, nicely balanced, creamy texture, dry aftertaste.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Initial flavor of broth, then somewhat woody taste. Slightly dry, bitter finish.