Graham77 (412) - SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with an off white head which dissipates quickly. Pleasant recognisably American aroma. Fruity hops, slightly herbal and a sherbet like sweetness. Medium sweet taste with light bitterness. Very easily drinkable and pleasantly satisfying ale. Quite good.
Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.
Wow, this was a pleasant surprise.
Copper hue, lacey medium head. Citrus hops with malty notes make it bitter but quite bearable.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mild yet pleasant with a touch of semi-sweet malts and perhaps a spicing from hops. A real solid smelling beer considering the bitter style. The drink is bland with no real taste other than a minor bitterness of hops whereas the malts are missing altogether.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I ordered this from the tap at a restaurant in Kenosha WI. Pours a darkish color. Not sure what beer the commercial description is aiming for, but it’s not this one. No aroma, barely any flavor -- almost all malt. Not sure I’d try it again.
euniceradio (407) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful deep amber pour (almost expecting a Jurassic Park mosquito inside). Great thick beige head. Aroma faint of caramel and bread. Taste is wonderfully balanced with fruity/spicy hops and smooth caramel malts. Perfect bittersweet smooth drinkability for a rich session ale at 4.3 ABV.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malts... hops were there too, but not as much as i would have expected. Sort of reminded me of Killian’s with more hops. Pretty good.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a small head and light lacing. Aroma is deep citrus with a deffinate grapefruit taste, my first from this brewery and its a good start.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jan. 23, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. This was the only serviceable beer I could find at Chicago’s O’Hare Int’l whle passing through there recently, and I was somewhat surprised to see it turn up on a shelf here in Upstate NY today. Amber color, nice balance with a tasty, candyish malt profile and some slightly spicy & fruity hops. The brewers were really on to something here, but stumbled a bit with the lightness & watery finish.
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Incredibly malty and hoppy aroma, very sweet. Muddy brown appearance. Really malty, not very ’English country pubs’ to me but better actually. Although slightly surprised by the sweetness, possibly some unfermented malt going on here - not sure. Good, although somewhat simple.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Goose Island’s description says, this is a balanced beer. Unfortunately everything was balanced towards the bland direction. Decent to look at, but a snooze to drink. Mouthfeel was a particular letdown, seemed very watery.