jgb9348 (4692) - 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 (2235) - 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.
jercraigs (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little head, the colour a bitter should be. well balanced with the hops finding the back of your throat (I burped halfway through and got a pleasant hoppy sequel)
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2004 eh, somehow never had a great pint of pride in a year in london. just had some in bottles from england that was a pinnacle of a pale ale taste. smell, so good. loved it. attention american brewers and those who think that pale ale tastes like pine and grapefruit!
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very decent beer...reminds me of Stone IPA, only much less hoppy with some malts added, but with the orange color, hops, and floral notes. A good balance between sweet and bitter.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well the label says "Outstanding" Pale Ale. Well it just missed outstanding IMO, but it was pretty decent. I didn't notice any significant aroma. Pourd dark copper but the head evaporated almost immediately, and virtually no lacing along the way. Malty taste with slight bitter aftertaste. Carbonation was decent. Nice brew but not over the top. It was good with my hamburger.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Clear pale copper hue underneath a fading and fluffy head. Flinty and bready nose with ripe apricots and a dash of sulfur. Bready flavor with a little sweetness by way of apples, then fruity bitterness with a mineral-metallic dryness at the finish. Lean bodied, soft carbonation, oily and mildly astringent.
The mineral sharpness and astringency is a bit too much over time and the raw fruitiness seems to obscure the malts.
50 cl bottle, best before 28 April 2009.
18.6 oz bottle, pint glass. Pours a nice amber shade of iced tea - much like their India Ale - with a small, creamy white head that is quickly diminishing. Pleasant, warm hops smell of herbs and grass. Perhaps cookie and caramel malt? Taste starts of mildly sweet and finishes mildly sweet, mildly bitter. Slight acidity in the short, quenching finish. Medium consistancy, watery texture, flat carbonation. Overall not a bad effort, except: flavors are watered down and it reminds me of drinking iced tea.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
nicer than most, but not fuller's best, imo. pale tan/rust color, very smooth, but underhopped, and sort of characterless. unoffensive and totally drinkable, but nothing spectacular
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is faint fruit and hops. Appearance is a darker orange. Flavor is good. Bitter with some sourness in the background. Its not the most full bodied beer but a nice one to sip on. Overall its a good one.
shorlin (639) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange amber. Solid rocky foam. For me, 5's in ppearance are usually reserved for Belgians or big stouts, but this beer just looks perfect. The colour is complex, so let's get on to the rest of it. Aroma is malt, then hop, then malt again, on the first sniff. Getting feelings of it being smooth, and easy-going. Malt is a sort of candy and cookie dough feel. Good taste. Pretty mild with not a lot of oomph, but very nice. Lasting malty finish. Go drink this beer!