foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing really stands out. No real aroma to speak of, little head. Dark reddish amber. My first sips tasted good; slightly fruity, refreshing. First beer of the night. After those first few sips it got boring. The further down the pint I got, the thinner and more tired I became of it. Very mild in all aspects, I guess a stepping stone beer.
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
English yeast character in the aroma. Some light caramel flavour and some american hops. Bitter finish.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gino’s East (O’Hare location) alongside the world’s best pizza. Pours slightly hazy orange-amber with a small off-white head. Lots of oatmeal raisin cookie in the aroma. Tastes mostly the same, but with a little more of a citrus/grass hop character. Medium-bodied, smooth, slightly bitter finish.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color, white head; fresh hoppy aroma with some doughy cookie notes; good body for the strength, smooth on the palate; pretty sweet flavor of biscuity malt with low bitterness.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours caramel like body with frothy head. Looks quite nice. However, the aroma is a little more sad. Smells of pine hops, but not necessarily good, The flavor is easy, but it’s not interesting. It’s carbonated well. Overall, there’s nothing bad about this beer, but there’s nothing interesting with this beer. I’m just bored.
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had from a bottle at McGrady’s Irish Pub in Charlottesville. Pours a rich dark orange/copper with an inch of slightly off white head. Aroma is some sweet caramel, a touch of grain and a bit of spice. Taste wise, mostly caramel to the exclusion of anything else, perhaps a trace of hop bite in the very beginning but otherwise pure sweet caramel. Medium bodied. Simply too sweet for an authentic English bitter, lacking the dry, clean crisp finish of something like Young’s Bitter. Inspired by English ales? Perhaps. Living up to them? Nope.
floydslip (319) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber beer with a medium foamy eggshell head. Weak nose of candied nuts, caramel, and toffee, but it’s pretty friggin’ faint. Flavor is mild and watery. I guess there’s some malt there, but it kind of just lays flat on your tongue. It finishes with a bland bitterness. Overall, this beer is pretty tepid. Mouth feel is decent, I guess.
triskaideka (319) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle - Poured orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma - fruit/grass from hops.. Taste - medium bitterness,bread/cereal. Good approximation of an English bitter.
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; clear amber with small white head; aroma-spruce, caramel, citrus; taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, lively. Good. Not great.
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color with adequate head and lacing. Roasted caramel aroma with a hint of fruiteness. Lightly hopped with a spicy clean finish.