JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First good beer that I tried many moons ago. Honey colored, pours small white head, translucent. Aroma and flavor are dominated by malt, sweet and carmelly, bittering from the hops is there and somewhat balance the malt(not entirely). Dang gone I'm going to have to get to London again and have this one from the tap.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 On tap at Britís pub before the ABR in 2004. Nothing wrong with this very subtle Bitter. It pours a slight amber color with an average head. The flavor is malty with some bitterness. We downed several of these for breakfast prior to the festival. My friend Dennis then shorted the bar tender 20 buck who chased us accross the street to the festival. The bar tender then told us sarcastically that we need to drink more. He was pissed and so were we. We proceeded to get more pissed as the afternoon went on. Oh yeah, the beer, I could drink this by the gallon.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid English pale. Nice balance in the flavor, with a bit of caramel malt, which is something I like to get just a hint of in a Pale Ale. Very easy to drink.
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, clear copper, no head. tarish walnut aroma. Taste of nutty malt , then a weird and unexpected metallic finish mixed with citrus hops. A slightly hollow mouthfeel.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Clear copper color and medium white head that mostly diminished but left decent lacing behind. Smell of burnt butter, sweet malt, and woody hops. Flavors of fruit and nuts framed on a buttery English malt background and a dry finish. A classic beer.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
weak malty aroma. tannish head deep gold. sort of bland but still ok. better than most.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love bitters, but this one was too shy and simple. Everything wazz OK with color and head, but aroma and taste were too simple: hints of fruits and malts, no character at all. A week pale ale.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 LIght but malty aroma. Copper coloured with minimal head but a light foam ring around the glass which leaves a light lacing. Not complex but a decent bitter. Nice malt flavour with a lightly hopped finish. For the same price stick with the ESB.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light shade of copper for the colour with a thin (1 centimetre) tan head. The aroma is pretty nice, with a fairly strong hoppyness. Malt and some grassyness or mustyness is also noticable in the smell. The taste is another winner for Fuller's. Almost spot on for the style, it works out to a hoppy bitterness followed by a subtle maltyness. No other complex flavours are noticed either in the taste or palate, but I don't think it's a reason to complain. A pretty high alchol content for a bitter and it is noticable in the end with the bitterness. Pretty good beer, definately worth trying if you are a fan of the style! I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber in colour. Aroma of hops, grass, and some caramel. Flavour is slightly sweet and bitter, medium body. Finishes slightly bitter.