motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
straddles the subtle/boring divide. some saltiness, a hint of oats, late hint of fuggles. decent enough
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite ambivalent about this one. Mild hoppy and maybe fruity aroma. An indistinct generic flavour that is like so many other bottled English ales. Also it is just a bit light in taste for a beer of this strength. On the positive side, The light flavour is pleasant and I could actually drink it all night.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean crisp light hoppy nose. Redish hue with a minimal head. Initially malty taste that develops with perfume and elderflower tones. Bitter hoppy finish. A decent ale.
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
another pale ale from daleside that's suspiciously similar - methinks they might have more labels than beers. as with the others, it's pretty tame flavourwise, but straight up and honest - salty, nutty, dry maltiness and slightly peppery, full but delicate hops. like it.
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasted malt aroma, copper hue with a small head, deep malt character, thick oily palate, slightly bitter finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear bottle: amber with a tinge of red. Aroma is of sweet malts, with some floral, citrusy hops. Flavour is bitter(ish)sweet, quite cloying sweet at the start, but the hops dry it out towards the end and add a touch of bitterness. Nothing spectacular, and not even that interesting. A bit medicinal and cloying at times.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber clear under a smallish cream-yellow fading head. Medium woody hops with some medicinal character aroma. Nicely balanced smooth full body. Low carb. Sweetish woody bready caramel malt with nice touch of hoppy bitters flavours. Pretty good for a tourist beer.
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber bronze, good condition with a rocky head. Good spicey peppery hop aromas. Lots of hop flavour in the mouth with a good balance of toffee malt and a soft lingering hoppy aftertaste. Surprisingly good, but hides its strength well.
omhper (20923) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2004 <i<Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Brownish amber. Fruity and hoppy. Sweet and richly malty with loads of grass and plums. Salty licorice and bitterness in the finish.