Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Re-rate: 6/2004: I was surprised when I poured this - all the floaties - oh duh! - should have read the label, didn't expect bottle conditioned! was very light, slightly fruity-sweet, super crisp; accentuated by the prickly carbonation. This is a really refreshing brew
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Noticeable hop smell. Murky amber. Some bitter taste. Grassiness. average
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
would be a great session beer.
hazy amber, aroma of baked bread.
hasa nice sweet malt taste with a bitter hop finish.
smooth soft palate carbonation is perfect, bubbly enough to be refreshing but not fizzy.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is good. you can almost taste the alcohol cause it is very high. not as good as Coopers Pale Ale.
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sediment gives a cloudy appearance to this unique ale. I canít think of another ale like this one. Recommended and better than, erm, Fosters!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tad bit cloudy golden amber color, frothy white head and decent lace. Nose is malt and a bit citrus, clean and fresh. Front is malt sweet, the top is light, the finish is acidic, dry, nicely hopped and has moderate carbonation, a decent beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw color with slight chill/protein haze. Minimal head. Spritzy feel, with fruity, oaky flavors. A good light pale.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 getting much worse lately, POR, alcohol, acid yeastiness, thin fruit, fizzy with no head, even paler than it used to be, although every now and again a bottle surprises me by being fruity and mellow and belgian. i do not understand why this is
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít blink or you will miss the head. Heavy sediment. Some what a bland aroma. Nice flavor but I didnít get the fruity flavors that others report. A nice crisp feel with a pleasing aftertaste. A bit light for an ale. Started ice cold in a frosty mug, seemed to mask the flavors, became tastier as it warmed. Much better than the Hahnís I had earlier today.
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably my favourite beer now, with the inconsistancy in the quality of pale ale of late. Maybe not quite as smooth as pale but a little more fruitier and more consistant in quality.