Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red pour. Nice eggshell white head that dissapates quickly. The lacing is so so. Floral hops, a bit grassy. Some malts in the nose. Mostly caramel. Not much. The flavor is primarily composed of bitter hops and tangy malts. Some spices make themselves known. Smooth palate and rich body and finishes with a nice touch of hops; both bitter and floral.
jonas (5595) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hop nose (grass,flowers).
Unsurprising light body.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2006 Bottle. Nice copper/red color, bright and fiery. Good white head, plenty of lacing. Smells of lightly sweet caramel and toffee, mildly burnt barley, and grassy, herbal hops, moderately spicy. Flavor is spicy, dry, not watery. Good caramel sweetness in moderation, just enough to balance, but the hops really add the flavor here, spicy, lightly fruity. Very drinkable. Medium body, light carbonation.
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours anber, burnt butter quick disipating head. Sweet lightly toasted malt aroma. Lightly bitter and herbacious. Soft berry notes and a touch of brewerís caramel. Good hop bitters and the malts are flavourful and even. Hop finish. Quality session ale.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balance is probably the best way to describe this beer. Pours a nice auburn colour with a sweet aroma. Taste begins nice and malty and then the hops assert themselves on the finish. A very solid beer.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is a darker amber colour that is fairly transpatrent. Aroma is toffee sweetness with some hoppy notes. This beer tastes like a well balanced mixture of hops and sweet malty characters. Iím really glad I finally got to try this one!
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Bottle. Great copper color. Creamy texture with a good balance of malt and hops. Some bitterness. Very nice.
madquacker (1030) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid copper colour with a loose frothy head. A beaut balance of malt up front with lasting balanced hops at the end. One of the best English ales.
TheBeerGod (5183) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
POurs a reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Sweet aroma! The taste is more malt, less caramel and a splash of hops. The hops are present enough to let you know they are there but donít really have a lot to until the finish. Not too bad.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a clear amber coloring with practically no head. This one had a very bready flavor with an ever-so-slightly hoppy finish. Fullers can do way better than this.