nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very drinkable, and nice and dry. Decent level of carbonation, nothing to complain about. Sadly I think this has sat a little too long, and the british ale yeasts are never really meant to hang out in the bottle too long. Thus, it has a slight funky aroma and flavor that comes from breakdown of the yeast. The american hop profile is really subdued - in a good way. I’d really like to have this one on cask, within 50 miles of the brewery - I bet its killer. Cheers up to low alcohol british brews with american finishing hops, I would love to see even more of this.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber body, nice white head, fruity hoppy nose. Fruity, hoppy body, not herbal/earthy like so many English beers (presumably due to the American aroma hops). Very quaffable.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light amber colour with a big foamy head. Unexpected sour fruit aroma as well as citrus and grassy hoppiness. Sweetish malt flavours with some offsetting bitterness. Low carbonation. Disappointing.
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, goldnen-amber with quickly disappearing head. Mild citrus, grains, and dry fruit aromas. Grapefriuit, dry sour fruit, with mild sweet malt notes. Farily smooth with hop sour notes and a dry finish.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught@Oluthuone Amsterdam, 4.2% ABV) Clear amber with a small head. Quite pleasant and fresh aroma of strawberry-fruity hops, and hints of lemon. Flavor of lemon-limey-fruity malt and nutty-grassy hops, with a hint of metal. Light to medium-bodied, reasonably refreshing palate with low-medium carbonation. A quite snappy and fresh brew, but nothing spectacular.
joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a clear gold colour, with a thin white head. lovely fresh american hop aroma, also with a very slight citrus, aroma as well. Flavor is of malt, with plenty of fresh hops and a light bitterness. One of my favourites and a lovely beer.
daniele (7550) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
quasi chiara non molta schima sentori piacevoli di luppolo poco corposa sapore di lupolo rinfrescante non eccessivamente persistente
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A relatively light golden color with a white head. Sweet pineapple, citrus, and floral aroma. Smooth and balanced with a light floral and citrus flavor and light tangy finish.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appealing nose of spice, citrus & some wheatish fruit tones like apple and pear. Pours a sparkling honey golden. The mostly lasting off-white head is frothy & stiff and leaves very light lace. Again, the flavor is remeniscent of wheat. Seems like I’ve been here before: deja-vu? Heavy acidity and brief finish. The light body is creamy and fizzy. Kinda reminds me a bit of Orval, as crazy as that sounds. Hmmm...
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one has a really unique herbal, citrus hops in the aroma along with a little malt and vegetables. The appearance is copper gold. The flavor is like the aroma with an emphasis on the citrus and a brief but obvious sweetness followed but a somewhat dry finish. The palate is light but smooth. I was not crazy about it at first but it really grows on you.