glip (21) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand-pumped from keg - Malty, full of flavour, delightful nose and creamy head, slightly sweet... mine was served much too cold for this style, so the barkeep brought me a pitcher of warm water to bring up to temperature, which opened up the aromas a bit more.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light Brown body with a bubbly off-white head. Sweet, carmel malt nose with a little hint of citrus. A nice balance of sweet malts an sweet citrusy hops making for a sweet tasting brew. ("Somebody buy this guy a thesaurus")
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is sweet and malty with a touch of hops peaking thru. Pours a dark transparent orange with a half inch head that is short lasting. Initial sweet taste with a hoppy finish that comes on rather quickly. Hops are the strongest flavor but the sweetness never goes away. Good balance. Good beer.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour, great amber color. Excellent floral hop aroma. This is a deliciously balanced beer, with a nice malty sweetness with a touch of honey, that blends seemlessly into the pleasant hop finish. Delicious. Will drink again.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very typically english brew. Draught. Dark copper hue a little lighter than the color of the bottle with a creamy off white head that quickly dissapears. Smells like a British brew. Very malty for an ale. This is obviously a very American thing to say as we drink our brews with burlap sack loads of hops. Hops balance well with the malt, making the brew sweet, florally and refreshingly bitter at the same time. Aftertaste is earthy and woody. Good brew but this style is just simply not my cup of tea.
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taller than your average bottle. This is a bitter ale with a plesant aroma. Semi-sweet taste and slighty dark in color.
onebarrel (3) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice lasting head with a good solid density to it. Aroma is classic english pint which is more than inviting. Always gets drained rapidly... one of my favís.
caesar (5968) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange color, small off-white head. Aroma is of typical english hops, some amber malts. Very bitter taste. Nothing special about this one.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright clear reddy/amber body with a rather disappointing head. Light aroma of hops and malt. At least the taste was ok, good balance of malt and hops, liked the peasant bitterness. Had a touch of honey in there as well as being fruity and had a good long dry finish.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 While a bit more modest than I expected, it is truly a good beer. It has an amazingly lasting white head and a creamy, smooth taste of lightly brown-sugary/cherry malts, breadiness, and a pleasant, bit light and lasting bitterness.