Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber colour, very little head. nose is lightly citrus and malt. Flavour is malty with good bitterness. Finish is pleasant and dry
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 (Bottled) Clear golden with a small, partly lasting head. Pine-citrus-hoppy aroma. Smoothly lemony-hoppy, mild but delicate, fruity and balanced flavor with a short, bitter finish. Very smooth-carbonated and balanced palate. Feels a bit like the hoppiness had been cut somewhat since last sampling.
(Bottled, rated Sep 24, 2006) Clear golden color with a smallish, lacy head. Crisp, piney-hoppy aroma with some lemony soapiness and sweet berries. Crisp, flowery-piney-hoppy flavor with a bitter, sharp finish and a long, dryish-hoppy aftertaste. Light to medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated and refreshing palate. A nicely hopped, crisp and refreshing brew with a pleasantly low ABV. Very nice one to sip during and/or after sauna!
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw, small white head. Semi-sweet nose with diacetyl notes. Nice noble hop flavor over sweet malts; grassy, tangy. A great session brew that surprisingly reminds me of Prima Pils' hop profile (and that's a good thing).
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body with white head. Aroma had some citrus tones. Flavor citrus bitterness.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - FEB 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a lighter shade of amber-yellow. Thin white head didn't stay around for long. No lacing effects either. Aromas are of fresh malts, and piney, resinous hops. Tastes are of slightly caramelized malts, spicy hops, and slight biscuity notes as well. Smooth mouthfeel, even if it is slightly on the thin side. Finished slightly bitter, but nothing like an American IPA. Thank goodness this beer wasn't so hopped up. Makes an excellent session beer.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden straw coloured. White, quickly dissipating bubbly head. Piney, earthen nose. Solid pale malts, light to medium bodied, doughy yeast, big citric notes, piney, earthen, herbal, big lemon, finishing pleasantly bitter with a great twist. A great Scottish Bitter, I wish I had more!
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey in colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma was lightly hopped, citrus (lemon and oranges). The flavour was nicely hopped, with lots of orange citrus and mild malt. Finishes with a long hoppy bitterness. Well made.
Sigmund (4671) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 (500 ml bottle). Golden colour, moderate head. Moderate but decent hoppy aroma. Hallertau in a bitter? Must be unusual? Mouthfeel is initially quite soft and not very "bitter and twisted", but there’s a distinct lemony bitterness in the finish (Styrian Goldings). Leaves a nice aftertaste. Very refreshing. I can see why this beer has a broad appeal to the masses. Not a piece of art, perhaps, but a decent and well made bitter. Looking forward to sampling it cask conditioned. Rerate: This beer has become part of my staple diet, due to its availability here in Norway, and I will readily admit that I LOVE both the aroma and flavour. I’m upping it 1 point.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2004 Bottled. Much darker than the blonde the label suggested. Really nice flavour and a great beer overall. Waiting to try this in the cask form.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Thin, white head and an amber body. Nose of cascade hops and lemon. Grapefruit with a lemony twist. Very good.