rauchbier (3732) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Faintly hazy gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Gentle fruity melon and lemon citrus in the nose, quite yeasty in the mouth with a solid citrus hoppiness, gentle citrus hop bitterness persists in the finish along with a muted sweet yeastiness.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 At Pizzeria Paradiso, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs Obama and their secret service cadre. Pale yellow, very light body. Nice citrus aroma and taste with no noticeable bitterness. Decent enough.
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, small off-white head; distinctive flowery-piney nose, light to medium bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; fruity and piney-hoppy finish, lingering bitter aftertaste. The real thing.....
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange beer with a thin but creamy head. Rather mellow aroma of fresh hops; some lemon, honey comb, green grass and light fruitiness. Quite lite maltiness, some bread and light toastiness. Dryish taste with nice mineral hop bite. Light to medium bodied, quite heavily carbonated.
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve had this before from cask and itís much better that way. This one poured with a small, cream colored head that quickly faded and no lace. Color is a slightly hazy orange amber. Aroma is malt, caramel, a bit of toffee and hop. Flavor is fairly bland (this bottle was in my cold fridge) and similar to nose. Body is ok and carbonation is a bit fizzy. Fiinish is like flavor and short. Usually Iíd rather have another brand. Canít imagine finding this someplace and not being able to find something better.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Amber, thin tan head. Nose is honey, plastic, dms. Flavor is honey, dusty english hops, some plumminess. Plastic off-flavor in the finish.
drjay44 (3245) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thin head over a hazy golden (SRM 5) body.....nose is light citrus, biscuit, light toffee/caramel.....taste is light cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild hop bitterness....mouth feel is on the light side of medium, carbonation makes a pleasant spritz on the tongue. The bottle shows this as an English Pale Ale. It has those characteristics as well as appropriate aromas and flavors for that style, although they are all on the light side, and relatively simple. BJCP 5/3/10/4/6
Nickls (2228) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Old BA rate - tap RnH)
Lighter yellow gold color; nice half-finger of a frothy white head. Decent retention. Close to ripe apples and some malt sweetness. Bit bready. Earthy; lighter fruit flavors; bit of hop bitterness toward the end. Well-balanced overall. Thinner with subtle carbonation; nice enough. Session beer here. Well-balanced, no off-flavors, decent overall
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
While XB Bluebird Bitter isnít a bad beer, it disappointed me in comparison to the normal Bluebird Bitter. The appearance is a light transparent amber with a head that dissipates a bit quickly. The aroma has some American and British hop notes, which is nice but nothing too spectacular. The flavor is a bit generic and yeasty for an English ale. Unlike the normal Bluebird, this is another English ale that makes me think that English ales donít travel terribly well.
CanIHave4Beers (3884) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy blonde color with a big enough semi loose head that leaves no lace. The aroma has some floral and lightly soapy characteristics. There is also a fair amount of fruit in the aroma with some citrus and pear. The flavor is mildly bitter and has the same kind of fruit profile that we smelled in the aroma that is to say some citrus and some pear. The beer has some floral like bitterness an some good maris otter style biscuit and breadiness for a good malty backbone. Pretty tasty beer.