tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(canned). Orange-yellow color with luxurious nitrogen head. Light caramel aroma led to the same flavor. Perfect hint of bitterness to balance the light malt. Fairly light bodied and straightforward, which is not helped by total lack of carbonation. I think this would be great as a cask-conditioned live ale.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
widget can. Golden color, peachy fruit nose. Smooth and drinkable, somewhat watery. Minimally bitter.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
You know, some of these "widget beers" can be really hit or miss, but Abbot Ale is right on. Nice yellow/organge color and thick white head give it a great appearnce, and the taste is excellent. A smooth creamy brew that goes really well with a juicy steak. I'll definitely share this one with my friends.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
White weak head. Dark copper-amber color. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty with caramel and a few spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, but more balanced, a bit watery, ending in a caramelly, moderately bitter finish. Light to medium bodied
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had the bottle. Seemed to me like various other kentish ales, eg. Bishop's Finger. Great flavor. Smooth and bitter.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, clear copper color with amber highlights. Pours with a two-finger dense, creamy head due to the widget. The aroma is light and fruity. Very light on the palate, a strong malt flavor with some hops bitterness. I have a hard time defining what the flavor is, but it's interesting none the less.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hazy, light golden ale with a medium-sized, creamy, eggshell head. Thick, whispy lacework.
The nose is mild and doughy. Bisquit, butterscotch and light toffee. Butter too.
Mild and perfectly balanced flavor. Lightly bitter and tart.
Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and feather-soft carbonation. Flat, boring finish. Ever hear of English comfort food? This is an English comfort beer.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apperance is a lighter brownish red with a large head. Good lacing effect on the glass. Flavor is a little weak with toffee and caramel being the prodiment flavors. Smooth but not very complex. A beginners bitter.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy head with a nice lacing effect on the glass. Caramel colored, taste, and aroma. Very mild with a slight bitter aftertaste.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour. Fruity hoparoma with hints of iron and citrus. Flowery flavour with toffee notes. Medium bitterness.