wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, stem glass, 50°F. Tall, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a medium red-brown body. Toasted light bread, grain malt (L); piney, spicy, grapefruit hops (M). Strangely light aroma. Malt is oddly lacking in the aroma, considering the appearance. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Pretty boring. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: the ingredients sound great, but it just doens't come together to be anything impressive.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one had a nice deep red color with a rather fizzy mouthfeel. Nice malty flavor.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Pours redish amber with a medium light tan head. Light sweet malt nose. Flavor starts sweet then a light hop bite finishing with a spicy dry aftertaste. Light and smooth on the palate. A refreshing EPA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale pours with a clear, deep amber body topped by a thick off white head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is slightly bitter and grassy wtih a good slightly sweet malty balance. The flavor is mostly bitter, grassy and hoppy but a nice sweet maltiness shows through with fruity notes in the background. Medium bodied, slightly tingly from the carbonation and smooth.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 This was one of the most mild, subtle beers I've had in a while. Immediate aroma boasts a touch of vanilla and oak. Dies down into some mild hops. Fairly dry throughout, complexity hangs on the background and never really comes out. It's got a decent balance, I would ask for more malt. I like the flavor of the malt though, good light toffee. Touch of cherry fruitiness from the yeast. Very little head. No bottle conditioning.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper color with a nice, white head. For an English Pale Ale, very good. For what I personally like, not so much.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The deep ruby-red color is definitely the highlight of this brew. The aroma is slightly floral and the taste is hoppy with subtle hints of fruit and wood tones.
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
smoothe white head with dark brown/orange color. with a taste.. a good taste. kinda fruity with a nice aftertaste.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is what I think of when I hear "session ale" - perfectly balanced - malts are toasted wonder bread and subtle caramel, hops are dry and, at the finish, peppery and spicey. Hints of apricot, woody herbs and vanilla. Palate is thick, but still carbonated. Wonderful
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Label states " Our brew begins with 5 blended Maltsto..." What the hell is Maltsto? Sounds like that hot cereal. Whatever this is a fine beer. Citrus notes but they seem more west coast than English, perhaps some slight Fuggle. A lemon spice to this that build up upon tasting, some pepper. I could not detect any oak attributes in aroma or taste as the brewing process states.