argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear, light copper body topped by a small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is mild sweet, earthy/floral, caramel, dough, finishing mild-intensity grapefruit. Light-medium body. Nice, easy-drinking beer.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12oz. Dark amber color with medium white head. Good aroma hops and malt. Medium body with dry texture. Good flavor with refreshing tone with good crisp small bitter finish.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper beer with a a lasting white head. Hops dominate the aroma, with citrus and floral and fruity notes, with a bit of bisquit and other malt notes. Semi-sweet flavour with pretty high bitterness, and a lasting hoppy aftertaste. I’d say it falls somewhere between the British and American pale ale in style.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a thick offwhite head. Color is orangy/red. Aroma is hoppy, grain. Taste is malt, hoppy with a silky feel. Nice.
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours a deep golden with a big creamy-ish white head. Aroma is mildly sweet hoppy. Some caramel and slight fruity hops. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour has a nice hoppyness, slight pale-ish malty sweetness behind it. Not that terribly dry. A very competent brew, but a little underwhelming.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. A light hopped malt aroma. In mouth, a crisp malt with nice c-hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewery, 24 Jan. 2009.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange color. Melon and citrus in the aroma. Melon, hints of red berries and soft earthy hops in the flavor. Red berries in the finish. Well balanced ale without sharp edges.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear dark amber, whispy white head, nice lace, dry earthy malt aroma, well balanced, dry malt with a decent amount of hop flavor, a good session pale ale
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Rating is average of 2 tastings - bottle and keg
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Typical unsophisticated US style overrelyance on hops to carry a beer. Unbalanced, lacking a full malty body, and instead being sticky and sweet. (4-3-5-3-12=2.7)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009)
Pleasant, gingery, hoppy. OK quaff. Sherbet finish, sweet palate. Nice. (6-4-7-3-13=3.3)