berkshirejohn (4813) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A surprising find! A golden amber pour with a billowing cream head; sweet, nutty, malt aroma; rich malty caramel body; with the faintest whaft of herbal hops in the finish.
swoopjones (6535) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Zamas, Tulum , Mexico. not as bad as expected, run of the mill pale but way better than a pacifico or corona. British Pale ale, earthy, light weeds & floral notes, caramel malt backbone. OK
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty bad. Barely noticeable hop nose, somewhat grassy, straw. Caramels, vague fruitiness, light diacetyl. Flavor sweet with a strange fruit, diacetyl, flat almost watery palate, little hop flavor and only enough bittering to balance at the finish, which is semi-sweet, avoiding cloying only because of the thinning finish.
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, red-orange with a tall, light beige head.
Bready caramel and orange scent.
Taste is orange malt, iron, bread-heel....
Sweet, but with a metallic bitter....tastes old, but it’s not.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enticing copper color. White head. Nice light flavorful pale ale. It was surprisingly better than expected.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rich copper and deep bronze coloured body with a thick, six centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of cereal, malt, alcohol, nuts, a touch of light hops and way more cereal - not too great. Light-bodied; Funky sharp malt up front with little else except for apples, apricots and the stalest hops imaginable. Aftertaste shows not much else, with some light earthy malt and a touch of sweetness at the end - nothing else. Overall, a pretty lacklustre beer with only a touch of flavour and nothing exciting at all, nor any real hops to speak of. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from World Market in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 12-December-2014 for US$1,99 sampled at home a few steps away, in Washington on 25-January-2015.
Ernesto987 (4175) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
No drinkability, completely harsh and sharp flavors, no balance, no hops, gross bomb
Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A surprise and a delight to try this in Dunedin, New Zealand.
It seemed well within style, being lustrous amber with a collar of whte head. A good sniff gave me redwood bark, spruce cones and rich nectarine and pastry tart. There was a significant bitterness that I enjoyed, drawing me to another, but being dissuaded Mrs Jimthechap who (I’m told) has a greater appreciation of common sense than I... especially after a few Margaritas.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, dark amber, thin head. Mild hop, light bitterness with light fruity hop taste and slight toasty biscuity malts.
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
deep, clear, amber color; caramel malt and piney hop aroma; piney hop flavor on a bready malt base with caramel notes