OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with a bit of a pink tint. Mostly diminishing frothy off-white head. Caramel and possibly some cardboard aroma. Initially watery and lightly sweet, finishes thicker and with a pleasant floral, but unfortunately somewhat metallic bitterness.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern. Very nice beer. Poured a dark amber color with a nice fluffy head that left clinging laces. Flavor was heavily malted which lended a semi-sweet character that I really enjoyed. Malts were well balanced by the hops That were present towards the middle. Followed by amoderately dry finish. Good stuff.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nothing to exciting about this one. Tasted what it should be.
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The commercial description is correct, this Bitter is a "ideal session strength premium ale". Adequate bitterness, golden appearance and enough flavor to make it an fine session beer.
haddon90 (1470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color. No head at all. Faint aroma. Kind of dry bitter taste but nothing to write home about. I guess the only good Fullers is their Porter...which is oh so good. The London Pride was just OK.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little aroma discernable, though I do sense a hint of caramel or malt. Beautiful copper color with a slightly frothy head and wonderful lacing. Appropriate pale ale flavor well-balanced between caramel, malt, and hops. Good mouthfeel for a pale ale, certainly present and textured but not overwhelming or chewy. All in all an excellent representation.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much nose. Taste was like a burnt bitterness. not much going on at all.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty weak appempt from fullers. Almost no flavor in the front and has a sour finish I didn't care for. Very thin.
MaBeer1972 (1341) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear medium copper brew. Mild flavor. Smooth and nutty. Good session glass.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a strongly hopped aroma that is harldy captured in the flavor - although every ounce of yeast in the nose came through just fine, along with a whopping honey malt flavor. This is a wonderfully complex pale, rather interesting contrast to all of the NW pales around here.