JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
thx kyzr for this one. clear mahogany with a large off white head. slightly sweet aroma, the flavor is sweet up front with a lemon/grapefruit tartness at the end.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice mahogany pour with a small off white head and good lace. Malt and hop fill the aroma. Good flavors of malt, some wood and nut. Medium body with a slightly bitter finish. Not a bad bitter.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight flower and citrus fruit aroma. Head was rather lacking. Deep copper color. Big fruit up front, with orange zest and touches honey over roasted malt. Light bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut, clear; yellowish & dense head. Nose of dark bread, touch of diacetyl, no hops. Bready tasty, nutty, slight oxidation - which is in accordance with Volgons' cardboard - fully malty. Very full mouthfeel, creamy and velvety. One for the 'maltheads' - but so little hops in a Best Bitter?
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
GABF 2003: Not much aroma, clear orange with a small off-white head. Watery mouthfeel, ends a bit sweet. A fairly bland bitter with a cardboard taste.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby mahogany color with a perfect 2 fingered off white head and lacing that paints a picture on the glass. The head is brainy. Aroma is filled with cookie dough and floral hops. Flavor is almost like a subtle arrogant bastard, very balanced with some nice fruity hops complementing the caramel. Complex bitterness with hop esters, especially the really floral grapefruit ones. Overall this was a great surprise beer seeing as no one had rated it before.