benzim (36) - USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, very dry palate. Good example of the bitter.
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with an off white head that settles to a constant film. Aroma of bread crust, slight malt sweetness and floral scents. Taste has some biscuit malt with a prevalent smooth spiciness that calls to mind white pepper. A touch of orange rind bitterness and some minerality round out the flavors. Light bodied with medium/high carbonation. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. An excellent session ale that leans more on the hops than other English beers of this style, and for the better. I liked it very much.
milewide (1979) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Over carbonated! But "bottle conditioned" removed from label. Slight vinegar taste. Golden color.
gallaghermurph (49) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy caramel color with an eggshell frothy white head that takes its time to dissipate and laces the glass well. Aroma is yeasty caramel with a very faint orange blossom, jasmine. Feels thick on the mouth with a very soft creamy carbonation - very near nitro. A slightly sour wateriness at first that comes around almost immediately to malt. Some very very very faint cherry spice near the end and a clean finish with just a small touch of bitterness on the tongue. I keep coming back to a faint lemon tea. It’s good, but its not as flavorful as its mouthfeel suggests. I keep wanting a bit more flavor, and that seems like it might be intentional. With the soft carbonation and light flavor I could certainly settle into a few of these, but probably only if all other options were limited.
CObiased (251) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle - Mostly clear and a color somewhere between yellow and amber with a thin off white head. Pleasant aroma of bready fruit cake and subtle hop intertwined. Flavors of hearty bread, crisp hop, hint of fruit and herbs. Slightly watery.
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Cumbria rate from DandyWolfFloyd, orange glow with tight soapy foam, nice sweet malty nose, flavor is bready fruits with some leather and nickel, good
MarcinG (367) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka 500 ml.Miedziany kolor piana ma?a bia?a.w zapachu dominuje chmiele i drozdze. Ponoc mozna wyczuc szczypte geranium...W smaku ciekawa goryczka z mocnym koncowym akcentem lekko orzechowe nuty lagodzone przez owoce. Niezly orzezwiajacy bitter
uckelman (547) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale amber. Small amount of particulate matter, but otherwise clear. Big tan head dissipates quickly. Aroma is jammy and a tad soapy. Medium body. Metalic finish. Hmm.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed from pint bottle into stange glass at Reeds American Table in Maplewood. It poured a clear golden amber with off-white foam, lasting with a little lace. Grainy, nice biscuity English base malt, nutty, bready. Fine English hops balance too: orange marmalade, subtle black pepper, earth, wood, perfume. This beer is exactly what Challenger hops taste like. Mildly fruity ale yeast esters, faintly spicy phenols, but all in a mellow, supportive way. Excellent, true-to-style English bitter, which is to say DELICIOUS, possibly the most authentic available in the US. It also showcases the similarities between English and Belgian table beer. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light malty aftertaste but not exactly sweetness, as it finished with a bone-dry snap. Can’t wait for my next pint.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange, with a light amber hue. Off-white head, lacey retention. Floral, piney, Pilsner type flowery nose. Richer pale malt, no caramel, roast, chocolate. Prune-type, fig cookie, pleasant nose. Hint of toffee on the palate with a pilsner type, resiny (no way AM IPA type) finish. Dry, herbal. Medium carbonation, enough to feel sudsy on the edges but no bite. Big, juicy herbal/earthy aftertaste. Drier body, thin, almost taste cardboard (put not off-putting). Mild drinking, light hop (surprised I’m picking it up).
chrisv10 (14230) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 4.2%. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, hop and a little biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, biscuit, medium sweet, biscuit, hop, grass and a little bitter.