Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour; lazy white ring on the rim. Watery honey and maple syrup aroma with light biscuits and sweetcorn. Lots of tepid wheat grass and green tea bitterness in the somewhat timid flavor; some light, zesty lemon notes and wet foliage layering an earthy mulch underneath. Apples, pears, and other easy to ignore fruit flavors lend a bit of liveliness here and there. Sparkly, light bodied and very gracious on the palate; laid back and comfortable. Muted sweetbread, biscuity yeasts and soft dirty hops in a fairly lasting finish; pleasant. Cold and highly carbonated itís nice, but not especially fulfilling; cask treatment at room temperature might coax out the lovely british character that seems to rest somewhere in the background here and allow it to really shine.
cgarvieuk (20724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2010 Bottle at home ... amber ... very bright hop little spice ... right after the flying dog pale ale this one isnt hitting the mark ... agin its too fizzy ... lots of hop fruit up frount but a bit rough. the balance just isnt right....
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper 2 finger head, aroma is of hopsand something I cant fully describe...notiiceable, almost white wine like (sileage, if you have ever smeeled the fermented grain that cows eat, you know what I mean, not reallt bad but not the most apetising). Flavor is ..... well balanced, inoffensive but not terribly good. Somewhat sour, too little hops and too much sour malt for my taste in An English Pale. Somehow still very drinkable. I really like Goose Island and I really like this beer, but there is something about it that keeps me from buyin it more often even though it is the most available goose Island variety in my area,
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Dark amber pour, no bubbles, with a large sudsy white head. Very clean faint aroma of hops with a hint of sour malt. Very sweet malt in good balance with the hops, slightly buttery. Some bitter in the finish. The body is very watery...has a little pop to it the in the very smooth crisp carbonation. No stickiness at all. This is one very drinkable pale, a lite version.
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a huge fan of this beer. It is somewhat malty, somewhat hoppy, somewhat not good for some reason. Its blend is ok, the complexity lacks, and the flavors are muddled. I didnít find this refreshing but didnít find it terrible either. There are much better from goose island
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle for Thanksgiving dinner. Pours a nice lighter bronze color with a soapy head that dissipates. Smellls of malts and hops. A nice malty taste that fades into a good hoppy finish. Nothing super special about this beer, but I really enjoy it. One of my favorite session beers and the beer that put me on the path to beer exploration.
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at gioís pub. hazy, organe color with a nice white head. a little caramel taste, but not overly complex. drinkable, good beer.
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light caramel smell, moderate pine and herbs for the hops and a light earth note. Head is frothy white the has fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy orange/tan. Flavor starts lightly acidic and a little sour, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is dry, light to medium and has a lively carbonation. A little bland in taste, but a nice claen, dry finish makes this beer.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy bronze colour with thin white head. Mild hop tatse but finish with slight metalic mouthfeel.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a tasty, satisfying, solid ale. It is amber with a thin offi-white head that dissipates steadily. The aroma is malty grain, yeasty dough, and a hint of sawdust and pine. The taste has both malt and hops noticeable, with some sweetness and bitterness, a somewhat bitter finish before a nice grain aftertaste. The flavours improve and rellow blend together nicely after the first couple tastes and itís great to drink over time. Ultimately, itís a solid, smooth, tasty, easily drinkable beer with a solid ale character. The taste is similar to a good English bitter but with a slightly less rich/complex malt character and slightly more hop character.