paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: snifter. Nice copper color, with a good white head on top that retains about an 1/8th of an inch. Practically no lacing.
S: nice malty aroma. Solid crystal malts, with some fruity aromas. Not a big hop aroma for a pale ale.
T: has that Northeastern beer taste. Good solid malt backbone, with a great balance of bitter hop flavors. Almost reminds me of a marzen. I am getting some hints of banana. Taste kind of like some Shipyard products.
M: good carbonation level. Medium body. A rather interesting palate.
D: definitely a session beer in my opinion. Decent for the style but nothing crazy with this one.
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a burnt orange that slowly became lighter copper, and had a very good white head. Aromas of mild floral hops. Taste is crisp and dry malts with floral notes and a very slight hint of malt to keep the bitterness low. A simple brew that does it very well.
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Mild fruity aroma. Hazy light amber colour. The flavour is slightly grainy with a mild, refreshing grassy hop note.
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a brew with a chalky lye like flavor that of course presents itself toard the back of the palate. watery, sweetish and low in carbonation with some fruit that does not balance this brew out but, helps a little bit with the flavor. that to me is not enough.
williamherbert (1228) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007: Hazy light orange. Almost no head. Has a nice thick "real ale" look to it. Looks very English.
Very nice normal, typical ale smell. The malt dominated with a hint of gentle flowery hops. Very subtle, but very pleasant. A bit toasted.
Terrific dry ale with a dry biscuty malt. Very light wheat aftertaste with an estery finish. Really really good. Unique hint of wheat. Even the yeast is excellent.
Dry and biscuity, medium thickness. It’s a fine session ale. Feels great. This is really an outstanding English style pub ale. Easy to drink but full of flavor. I am surprised a lot of other Advocates are dogging this one, because I was really impressed with it, even out of a bottle.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a much much too light amber. The nose is bland with a lot of malts. So is the flavor. It is the worst beer in the world, but neither is it very impressive. I’ bored.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honey and caramel on the nose with spicy hops, bread-like nose. Pours clear pale with no head. English style pale more than American, malt driven with spicy earthy hops. Thin bodied, not much going on.
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber orange with a thin head. Sweet popcorny aroma with a light fruity hint. Off malty flavor with popcorn and a light sweetness. Light bitterness in the finish. Not great.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine. I hope the pub in Maine is cooler than the brews. Maybe you have to be there to "feel" their brews because I am definitely not feeling the two that I have had so far. Pours copper-gold. Slightly hoppy with bitter grains and grass notes. Malts as per usual and some pepper.I ends there. I was left wondering if I had consumed anything at all. There’s some work to be done here fellas.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light orange gold with a....wait the head is already gone. Sweet malty aroma, slightly spicy like a belgian. Tastes like a bland balance of malt and hop slightly heavier of on the sweeter / malt side. Slightly watery. I guess this beer would be good for eating with, other than that, it’s nothing special.