DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Apricot and orange aroma and flavours. Some dryness and bitterness in the finish.
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fresh berry malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Lightly sweet malt flavor with light hops finish. An easy drinking beer - a bit light on the hops for the style but still very good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. The pour is a deep burnished copper colour with a thick off white head… pretty good looking really. Lovely nose with a soft fruitiness composed of cherry and a touch of berries. There is a bit of caramelly/bready character on the back. Soft and chewy with just a bit of herbal/spicy hoppiness. Fruity and lovely. Really, quite a surprise how much I like this.
leaparsons (8916) - 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.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend that brought it home from the USA to Sweden.
Brown color. Scent and taste is well balanced by malt and hops. Nice enough bitterness.
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, orange amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Sweet cara-malty and slightly nutty aroma with fruity (citrus, grape-fruit) and slightly spicy hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Cara-malty, initially bready and subtle nutty taste with fruity aroma hops; almost dry, sweet-bitter but also a bit slim and short finish. Otherwise an aromatic and likeable Ale. 22.II.10
maeib (8750) - 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
DrSilverworm (8697) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle.... Brewed in Baldwinsville, NY. Labeled 4.2%. Bottled 3/1/13. Pours a clear orange, slightly red color. Thin off-white head. Few bits of lace, nothing really sticks. Lighter body. Kind of lighter, but rougher carbonation. Lightly dry in the body, but with a light stickiness in the finish. Some rich malt, lightly toasty, some caramel malt, light musty, light metallic, light hint of spice, little bit of dark fruit. Not a really well integrated combo, overall the beer is not very agreeable or tasty, and definitely tastes macro. Moderate bitter taste, moderate malty sweet, lightly spicy. Pretty disappointing beer.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. 4.3%. Finland.
Amber colour with thin off-white head.
Hops, citrus and toffee/caramel in aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel, fruity tea, hops and malts.
arminjewell (8673) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with white head, aroma is a bit hoppy with some malt. Taste up front is a bit of floral sweet hops with some sweet caramel back bone and a bit of a dry and sweet finish. Not bad.