kidobutai (107) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 From the can. Thick head, lighter than I expected. Bitter aroma. Fruity flavor his you the moment you drink, though the type of fruit is a bit muddled. Not as bitter tasting as the smell would lead you to believe.
mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can. Caramel color, nice foamy white head. Sweet hops and malt fragrance. Creamy slightly tart smooth body with a watery finish.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can. Pours a clear dark copper color with a nice white head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some malt sweetness light citrus and bit of fruit in the background. Mild taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with nicely balanced. Nice beer for the style.
progressive (71) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin but distantly bitter bread, very good anyway. Could be more thick and foamy, since it distantly even resembles belgian monk beers, but isnít too sugary like those might be. The bottle and appearance are not very attractive, it looks like ginger ale.
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml can. Pours a beautiful amber brown with a fine off white head. Aroma of banana, and caramel malts. Flavour is very rich and satisfying with more malt and a little bready flavour. Heavy mouthfeel. Finish is balanced.
Martin243 (616) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Years ago, I was on an evening college course with my pal Mal, and we used to finish at 9.00, dash out to the nearest pub to join the quiz, and sink a few pints of Abbot. It was always well kept, and we rated it as a premier local real ale experience at the time. I mention this because itís easy in these days of wider choice to disparage the likes of Greene King, and forget how hard it was to find a pint of real ale in the ocean of Scotch, Ex, Lager and Broon that dominated the North East back then: you youngíuns donít know youíre born. Nowadays, I would describe this as an above average macro-real ale, with a sweet malty flavour, notes of white wine soft carbonation, and a mildly astrigent medicinal finish that Iím not embarrased to enjoy.
alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. On the premise that everything is worth trying once we picked this up (2011). Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma has caramel, butterscotch notes hints of fruit and floral hops. The flavor is caramel, toasted bread, light fruit, butterscotch and a faint hoppy finish. Maybe I should amend the first statement to say everything is worth trying once if you donít have to pay for it.
Blade86 (359) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber clear, minimal off-white foam, fruity and floral aroma with some sweet malty notes, lightly(+) bitter and sweet; medium(-) body, little oily feel, rather soft carbonation, moderately long bitter finish;
Overall: very nice beer
OwainTurner (267) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice... Easy drinking and smooth. Slight citrus flavour.... Quill dos a more in depth review at a later date.
HULK777 (210) - - AUG 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild grassy aroma. Semi-sweet taste of dark caramel, toast bread, grass, and boiled vegetables. Straw and cardboard in the aftertaste.