GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent brew that doesnít disappoint. The right mixture of hops and malt make for a great tasting bittersweet, if not smoky, ale. The light body makes it the perfect BBQ companion. One of my personal favorites.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light copper color, faint malt aroma, fairly malty taste with a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste. Fairly dry finish.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light redbrown beer with an OK head. It doesnít have much aroma but it is faintly sweet. The flavor is sweet fruity and slightly bitter; a fantastic balance. Definately a realy good beer.
KŚstŚ (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light red-amber with a medium head. Sweet malty aroma. Malty dry taste. Rather short taste and somewhat flat.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the nicer English Pale Aleís. Not as good as Samuel Smithís, but still worth seeking out.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown color, medium head. Nice malts, somewhat hoppy. Full flavor. Nice body. Mouthfeel is malty and round. Good hop/malt balance. Smooth. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty and bitter.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 Rerate Now that I thnk I know a little bit more about beer, I am re-rating this one. Clean, crisp, tasting bitter with some buttery accents. Light, wilting white head with a fresh lake water aroma. Thick, mouthfeel. Great for sessoin purposes. Very much a classic and deserving of its high rating - just not quite as generous as when I was a rookie. Original 3.9 Good, full bodied bitter. Malty, bread smelling aroma. Active, creamy long lasting head. Nice amber color - another winner by Fuller.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first beer Iíve found that makes diacetyl work really well. From the get-go, this beer smells ultra-buttery, almost like hot toast slathered in a tablespoon of butter. Flavor, though it also has a good caramel sweetness and a nice bitter dose of hops, is similarly dominated by butter, but the balance is such that itís extremely pleasant and almost too drinkable, if thatís possible.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Even though a little "thin", this beer could be drank by the pint all night. Very smooth without a weak taste, balanced, not an excess hops or malt.