OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mine was bottled (and sans widget) so it probably loses a point on appearance. Anyway, pours a medium amber clear under under a smallish creamy yellow short lasting head. Faint sappy hops and wood cask aroma with some caramel honey aroma as it warms. Medium body with full bitter, and lighter caramel sweet and wood flavoured start and middle. Lighter woody bitter sweet finish and aftertaste.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep golden red color. Smooth, creamy sweet malt with a touch of peach flavor. A drinkable brew, but it dosen’t stand out.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This ale really are a bitter, ’cause it was a bitter experience to drink her! Very thin and harsh. A great disappointment and maybe a reason for me not to drink cask ale again!
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had mine in a bottle cause I hate the Widget Cans. Nice tasting, slightly sweet and nicely finishing English Pale Ale. Good beer. Good appearance and nice full texture.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask ale sucks with this one. No roar very weak and the only impression is total bitterness.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 I had this as cask ale. Very low carbonation. Rather weak and thin flavour. Sweet and smooth. Bitter aftertaste. Dissapointing.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber colour. Nice head, that dosn't last long. A quite decent aroma, hard for me to set words on though. The flavour is powerful and with notes of chocolate. I love the bitterness in the aftertaste. Yummy.
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff, the malt is just right, the color is great with a mild bitterness on the tongue. I’m glad these widget cans are available to us Floridians now. Everything tastes better in these cans, almost like draft.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried on tap at a bar in Chicago. Very smooth English bitter. Rich malt tones and moderately aggressive hops. Could have done without the nitrogen pour. While this brew did not carry me away on a cranal (note: cranal not carnal) journey to the mother land, it did send me thinking about another trip to the U.K.. Not my favorite, but worthy of a taste.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice bitter. Has an almost caramel quality to it, and the copper color is lovely. The nitro can makes for an entertaining pour to say the least. Not as good as Beamish or Boddington’s, but still good.