tombyars (1585) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in the Mossend, Lochwinnoch in July 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear oale garnet red in colour with a thin white head. Mixture of sweet malt and floral hop in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with a touch of caramel sweetness. Dry floral hop resins give a dusty bitterness to the aftertaste. Thin malty note in the short finish. An ok session bitter but lacking in depth and complexity to be honest.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Golden, clear with a white head. Metallic aroma with some hops. Tastes metallic and hops, Grassy and hey finish. Boring beer.
BeerViking (4140) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle-conditioned, 500ml, pours brown with a thin lacy head and a little biscuit, dry grass and caramel on the nose. A good straightforward bitter, with some hops and more biscuity dry malt coming through, along with a faint hint of pine.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden beer, offwhite head. Metallic aroma. Hoppy grassy metallic flavor, spices, hay. Pleasant grass finish with herbal notes.
bhensonb (14074) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is very fruity - peach/apricot. Near medium body with mildly foamy carbonation. Flavor starts peach and does end woody/nutty. Flavors are so mild, and they seem to wear out the nose abilities, so the flavor goes down in intensity, leaving some peachy fruity hop bitter. Still it’s a damn good ale.
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange color and a nice white head. This doesn’t look half bad. Nose and flavor are both quite mild, verging very much on bland. There is just a bit of earthy hops and some caramel and toffee malts. Overall, it is very light and dry hence very drinkable. There is really nothing at all though to grab your attention and as such this falls away into a sea of bland English ales. The one unique thing is that the carbonation is at a surprisingly high level for an English ale, even a bottled one, but I am actually thinking in this case that is a dubious virtue at best. This is my one hundreth English beer rating and it’s unfortunate that it is not something I can use as a means of praising England’s wonderful brewing culture though it is pretty typical of the ales we get from there here which tend towards being bland and in poor condition.
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a medium amber brown body with good tight white head. Full aroma of malts and robust hops. Flavour is well balanced between the full malts with touches of caramel and toffee and the firm full flavoured crisp hops. Aftertaste allows the sweeter malts to come through the drying hops.
Mand (6) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very creamy coloured head. slightly cloudy to look at. All yeast sediment in bottom of glass. At first taste it had a very liquorice taste which went away.
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK, well. Drinkable with a nice, British bitterness. I just found this thin and lacking really. Sweet and cereally but it has no depth to speak of. Not really bothered and found it a touch too fizzy.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.