Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours an amber-ish orange color/ with a small head that fades quickly; little sticky lacing.
Smell: There is an immediate sweet caramel and buttery aroma that has subtle bready malt characteristics as well. There are very gentle English hops in the back of the nose.
Taste: This is a remarkable quaffable easy to accept beer. Very tasty. It has a soft flavor that has no bold characteristics; but its glamour is in itís gentle approachability. There is a bit of toasted malt, caramel, and breadyness up front. Then through the center, the beer seems very fruity and a bit juicy. There is a bit of buttery diacetyl and oily / juicy texture to the mid. The finish is slightly dry with just the perfect amount hop presence to leave a gentle bitterness lingering magnificently on the tongue. Well-done Fullerís!
Mouthfeel: Very smooth slick texture that is slightly crisp around the edge but more oily / juicy through the center. Solid backbone leaves this lightweight beer feeling solid enough, and the dry finish is brilliant.
Drinkability: This is one of the easiest drinking beers that I have encountered. It was so easy to drink and put down I hardly have words to describe it. Maybe the simple straightforward attributes. Maybe the perfect balance. Maybe the juicy characteristics; whatever it is that made this beer so quaffable and approachable made it a fantastically easy beer to drink!
Hope this is helpful.
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber honey pour with a small pearled head. Smells of brandy, honey, and roasted malt. Very solid beer. Lots of complexity with very little off tastes. Highly recommended. The finish on this is quite remarkable. Donít over chill this. Let the bottle sit out for a half hour at room temperature. It really opens up the flavors. Check the expiration date, Iíve seen real old bottles at west coast retailers.
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bronze and clear with huge rocky longlasting head. Smells of butter, toast, and melon. Crisp and rough with a long dry finish.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Bishop Arms Linkoping). Good looks. Some hops in the aroma but this is unfortunately overpowered by the slightly cloying malts. Not very balanced, I at least wouldíve liked a bit more hops..
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml can, 4.7% a/v
Pours a rich brown colour with an offwhite dense head. The smell is of malt and fruit, grapes maybe? The taste is complex and consists of spice, caramel, malt, and fruits. Almost tastes like "Guinness Light"
VERY good beer!
Coogie (4) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask, can and bottle. Good warm or cold, in all weathers. I go out of my way when in the UK to find Fullers pubs so I can get my fix of Pride. They also offer it on BA. Iíd say this has to be one of the best go-to, good-every-time, stock-the-fridge beers out there.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with a robust well sustained white head. Light fruity aroma with a bit of spice. LIght to medium body. Light caramel sweetness balanced well by a bitter, dry finish.
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 500 mL can. Thick head settles quickly. Strong, distinctive aroma. Molasses, salt???, something else spicy. A lot going on here. Spices, (real) maple syrup, some bitterness in the finish. A bit of tinny thinness - maybe a can thing. Good.
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml can: Pours a light orange colour with an almost crazy amount of carbonation. Slight floral aroma. Despite the dark colour, this beer is very light and drinkable. Sweet malty flavourings that finish smoothly. Definately one of the most drinkable ídarkerí ales out there.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangey amber and has a pleasant nutty aroma. Firm nutty maltyness and a light honey character. Has a balancing and long lightly bitter hop finish.