ltning (1) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oakes here must have gotten one of the "bad cases" of this beer. I know it as one of my absolute favourite "all-round" beers; it is fresh, but not too bitter, and it has a hint of sweetness that makes it very easy to drink yet doesn’t take away any of its flexibility. Perfect alone, works well with food.
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg, GBBF2003. Hazy gold, good fluffy white head and low condition. Good sweet malt and hop aroma, slight tangy apple and hop flavours and a delicate hop bitter finish.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a major disappointment. Light straw colour; grainy, unpleasant nose; plenty of bready malt on the palate, which salvages something, but I'm still trying to figure out why the aroma is so rank.