jercraigs (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009-05-20. Crisp yellow body with a small foamy white head and lace that fades. Mild aroma, muted hops are lightly grassy and floral, mild grainy pale malts. Flavour is also mild, light bitterness, grassy bit, mild pale malts. I preferred the lager I think. On tap at Franciscan Well, Cork
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Small amounts of fruitishness other than that unremarkable. Passable.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pale golden pour, not too much on the nose. Hops on the nose, and not too much else on the palate. Decent enough mouthfeel.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Bull and Castle, Dublin. Corn and cheesespread aroma. Butter, breakfast cereal, lemon-scented cleaning products. Slightly sick-flavoured big Custard Cream and cornflake finish. Drinks like a budget Albanian lager, but nothing as classy as Tirana. Zero hop or malt presence. Laughed my tits off when I saw it listed as a Kolsch on RB. But at least its not Guinness.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught @ Bull & Castle. Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet grainy with herbal notes.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ Bull&Castle, dublin: Clear light amber, short lasting head, weak notes of fruit and yeast, Sweet and little bitter, lack of finish.
mjs (6198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bull and Castle, Dublin, on 2008-07-02) Pale golden. Clear. Medium-sized white head. Hoppy nose. Medium palate with quite much carbonation. Hoppy and fruity taste.
KnutAlbert (6627) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Keg at Bull and Castle, Dublin.
Fruity, quite sweetish, true to style.
Soft, malt and flowers. A slight bite in the tail.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Bull & Castle, Dublin
an extremely light ale, but I found the light color to be quite deceptive. It has quite a bit going on, but it took having it along with the food to bring out all the magic. By itself, it has very nice subtle malt tones with a slight hint of fruit. All subtleties were swept aside when combined with the excellent haddock & chips -- it came to life as a complex ale: bubbly to cleanse the palate, just bitter enough to quench, and slightly sweet for fun.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bull and Castle, Dublin. Pour was golden color, sparkling bubbles, large initial head with true retention and lacing. Nose was bready, grassy, and fruity, fairly typical. The flavor followed suit, some added graininess, but also a metallic light touch, something that kept this from finishing crisp and sharp, I was even suspicious of it being served on Nitrogen (minus the mouthfeel) over a couple of sips.