omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep golden. Herbal nose, big malty body. Complex, with loads of different flavours.
fiulijn (15770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hop Leaf, Chicago
Golden color; creamy head. Simple aroma, quite malty flavor, a bit crispy.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a medium white head that settles quickly and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma of licorice and black pepper. Flavor has licorice, lots of hops and lots of malts. Could be better balanced.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Girl and the Gold. Clear amber/golden - white head. Caramel. Fruity. Bread. Sulohor notes in the aroma. Light toasted malts. Light light fruity. Dry grassy hoppy. Lovely freshness. Pleasant.
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden colour; hugely malty, toasty, caramel nose & palate; very big & chewy for the style. Finishes smooth
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Bottle at RBWG. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Grainy cereal pale malts in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, more sough, pale malts, light straw. Medium bodied with full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Very sweet finish, some dough, white sugar, cereal. OK.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a spare white head. Aroma of caramel malt, apple, and toasted bread. Falvor of caramel malt.
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Light copper color with a transient, temporarily impressive off-white head. Aromas of pale malt and saaz? hop. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is amazingly bitter, almost overpowering the light malt. Comes a bit bready, but finishes nicely bitter and fairly dry. 30 IBU seems a good number.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 (draft, 5/27/06) Clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, light spice. Light-medium body, light stickiness. (6/3/8/4/15)
(12oz bottle, 1/24/05) Clear amber body with white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, caramel, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some apple, light bitterness (grassy/earthy). Light-medium body, some crispness. I was not sure how to rate this -- it seems to have all the characteristics of a very good brew, but for some reason it did not much appeal to me. (6/3/6/3/12)
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate malty with a grain/hop tone. Clear medium amber color with large frizzy white head. Bitter flavor and finish that lasted a long time.