OldMrCrow (1716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a limited head. Restrained aroma, grassy with a bit of apple. The flavor is grainy, bready, metallic, and disappointing. None of the warm malts of the better examples of the style, and not much going on here.
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, leicht hefig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, fruchtig, leicht hefig.
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown. No head,low carb.
Aroma seemed malty and rich and carmally at first giving the impression this was going to be stronger but was short lived and turned to Soy sauce. Smooth slickish,flat,watery,dull taste,has some butterscothch and carmel which makes it better.Seems stale/old. Flat and watery is not a good combo,probably poorly stored as well.Not shure how old this is either.
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle bought in Newcastle, only it’s 4,2%, Clear golden colour, firm white medium head, sparkling, a bit sweet soft honey malty hints, creamy taste medium carbonation honey like taste, refreshing
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy brown. Musty aroma. Bitter sour taste. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
OntBeerDrinker (388) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have it under the other name and label:Duchy Organic Old ruby ale "Plumage Archer" 1905. Some earthey bitterness on a bit of an aggresive side,some like jamy fruityness with mabye a bit sour. Kinda hard to discribe what I taste but this is just the old ruby ale 1905 with the plumage archer barley and dwarf hop that is supposably not int that version and I had it yrs ago cheers
Scrapersnbeer (1432) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Usual bitter aroma of fruity caramel. Murky orange tan look to it. Flavor is nutty caramel and a bit of non-bitter citrus. Creamy body that’s on the thin side. Pretty average stuff, probably better from a cask.
vadie (514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Ambrée, une petite mousse et de carbonation moyenne. Malté et légérement amer. Une bonne bière corsé et terreux.
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colored pour with little to no head. Malty, hint of raisins aroma. Earthy, slightly bitter finish. Not much to this, but it wasn’t too bad.
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles slowly to a thin spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel and orange zesty citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweetness balanced nicely with an orange zest and citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium body with generous carbonation leaving a good feeling on the palate. A nicely done ESB and deserves a recommendation for others to try this delight.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nov 2009: Brown 50ml bottle had two months before its best by date. It was poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass.
Clear, but not bright, the colour was golden brown with a reddish hint. An off-white head sat on top, thick at first then a thinner covering. The head did produce some good laceing as the glass emptied.
No huge aroma came from the beer, some hop and toffee maybe.
The taste was fairly bland, fizzy, mid-dry, the malts and hops are there but neither grabs the beer by the neck and sorts it out. The 5.0% ABV doesn’t feature or show in any way, the body suffers because of that, it seemed watery and lacking in the creamy, rich stakes. Drinkable, but a mild disappointment.