piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-caramel in colour with medium carbonation. Strong toffee aromas with some fruit in the background. I can recognize the Challenger hops in this one, as I often use them in my homebrewed bitters. Caramel malts dominate the palate, with a clean bittering quality providing some balance. Not really enough hop contribution in the flavor department, but a a solid bitter nonetheless. Thanks Lubiere.
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is unlike anything Iíve ever had, and itís quite enjoyable, although there are certain things I donít like about it. Aroma is not all that pleasant: almost corn-syrup-like, subdued, funky malt. However the flavour really explodes: it has some bite and I really like the hops: the hop aroma evolves in a complex way when you drink it. I donít really like the malt in this beer (it tastes like corn and is a bit funky), but, it gets covered up by the hops so itís still drinkable. I wouldnít exactly call this smooth; the hops are complex, the malt isnít. What is wrong with the malt in this beer? Ahh...anyway. Interesting and I enjoyed it and Iím glad I tried it although Iíll probably not get it again.
oldrtybastrd (4348) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice dark amber color. Aromas of caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is medium sweet with a nice hop bite.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber with a handsome but dissipating head. Malty character with some caramel. Lovely aromatic and very floral hopping. Great and very easy drinking. 140102
murawski (160) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little aroma, clear amber color, and excellent hops flavor. Slightly sweet, but well-balanced overall. Excellent ale!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint bottle shared by joshuaH. Pours a bright orange color with a big foamy white head. Nose is apricots and light hopps. Taste is light hops, caramel, apricots, some citrus notes. finishes clean with a light bitterness.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good nose, the best part of the beer. Very good nose, fruity and beautiful. The taste is very bland and unremarkable. Leads a lot to be desired.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at North End Pub, Leiden. pour a clear amber with a small white head, quickly disapearing. Mild aroma, slightly sweet. flavor is slighlty fruity and finishes dry and bitter. Iím not a big ESB guy, but this is a good one.
DuffMan (8813) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear & coppery, caramel, some stone fruits, and a metallic tang in the nose. Flavours of roasted malt and stewed fruits with a slightly bitter finish. Deliciously drinkable.
MPA (913) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hadnít had this beer for a long time and maybe I had it too cold and under circumstances, where I should only have gone for tasting something with more power in it. Itís ok, but isnít ok just another word for mediocre?