maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 I really liked this one. Golden orange colour with little head. Hoppy fruity (orange) aroma. The flavour is also orangey and very smooth a typical pale ale taste. Very pleasant and moreish. It appears this is right up some people’s street but not others. I’m a fan though. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.6
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from wisconsinbeer, thanks! Deep copper pour, barely any head at all. Aroma is very malty and some sawdust notes(previous entry below me nailed it!). Flavor is pretty plain, malty and maybe a bit nutty. Slight hop profile lends itself to the english style. Not bad, not amazing.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice white head, light orange. Medium and soft moutheel. lagerish ale. Tad of lace left.Smarty hopped, acidic bite and overcarbonated.Bit of yeast and malt and hops in the aroma, bit of C hop.. Drying aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear amber body and a fluffy, off-white head. Some light fruits, malts and light saw dust. Taste is fruity, malty, with honey and a bit of spiced tea. Very subdued, but a great session. Kind of thin, water like on the mouth with decent carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with orange shine, cold haze; slight orange head, lacey. Nose yields caramel and colour malts, and fine hops. Malty underbuild with hoppy surroundings in the taste. Surprising for an American, this tastes very British. Including the mouthfeel and aftertaste, both rather empty - just the hopbitterness, and a little oiliness linger on. It starts off proudly American, then turns out to be prominent British, and finally fails to deliver both goods. Ay. Expected better from this much-vaunted ale. I don't know if it's for export, but my label states 5.0% ABV.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 [rerate needed] Nice rich color, good hoppy flavor. Not as strong as most pale ales, but has a nice texture in my mouth.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mmmm, light and soapy with a metallic edge. Not a good beer.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle, from Safeway. Clear gingery colour with an off white head, receding to a collar and thin covering. Very pronounced grapefruit aroma, with an underlying malt character that is dry and rather dull. More citrus, on the palate, with a distinct "hop juice" feel, leading into a tart, slightly tinny, aftertaste. Again, there’s something dry and a bit dull in the background. Sharp, but I wouldn’t call it zingy and the mouthfeel is on the thin side. Ended up a bit like chewing a lemon. I think this needs to be consumed really fresh. This wasn’t (the best before date was illegible).
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Malty with citrus hops and a touch of tropical fruit. Rather light-bodied and quaffable. Very nice!
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour, with 2-finger, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, some honey, corn flakes, peanuts, bread. Very unique aroma. Tastes malty, with a big corn flake taste and some honey at the finish. Semi-dry palate. This beer is very unique, and very good.