chinchill (2631) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle with a BB date stamp of 14 Dec. 2015.
Poured deep red-amber with a decent sized head that displayed poor retention and only left a few spots of lacing.
Feel: near full bodied with medium carbonation.
Flavor: lightly hops such that the hops are obvious but the ale is just mildly bitter and about equally malty and hoppy.
O: amber ale meets ESB
Ratballs (4) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quite easy to drink. Not much else to say about this one. You can taste the malt, erm.. No head, nothing to make you buy it again.
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not very good, I liked the bottle so bought it at Morrison’s 2014.
a Mild, fain’t carbonated .
Pour’s a standard dark Brown colour, clear with a small temporary head.
Nothing for the mouthfeel, just watery, and stale, lots of carbonation.
Taste is very minor, Earthy, and bitter with some mild spice.
Clean dry finish, decently crisp, but uninspiring.
redders1974 (144) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this bottle pours like a proper English pint tastes milk chocolate with a hint of bitter finish very nice if lacking a bit of complexity. Very east drinking bottle. .
StuartC (56) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Walnut brown with amber-orange hues; Cereal malt aromas with some spiced, dried fruit; Medium bodied with a full carbonated mouthfeel; Dark fruit and black pepper dominate palate with bittering hoppiness - blood orange and grapefruit; Malty sweetness on finish. A decent Pale Ale with a bit of flavour if not overtly expressive, but the carbonated mouthfeel is distracting!
s_hartshorne (2052) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle asda. Amber thin head. Caramel fruits malts in aroma taste ok bitterness. Medium body. Standard stuff.
jjsint (1165) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Bedford Arms, Bedford. Insipid amber, very flat for a bottle with hardly any head. Caramel, firewood and Turkush delight are represented in the interesting but ultimately unengaging scent. The taste is decent, with a respectable malt hit. Unfortunately it dissipates fairly quickly, leaving nothing for the finish. It’s not great.
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts dry fruits yeast some caramel and hops flavor malts spicy fruits some caramel and hops
Erzengel (4909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating from 2010. Nice smooth malty beginning. Hints of caramel and chocolate there, smooth and Ale typical bitter finish with dark malty aroma. Nice.
v.zoltan (75) - HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Borostyán szín, hab nélküli megjelenés. Mazsolás, aszalt szilvás illat. Közepesen testes, kissé körtés száraz fanyar íz.