macdeffe (52) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Ale. Tasted on Cask in pub in Alva, close to the brewery. Maby this ale doesn’t travel, It was superb. Couldn’t recognise the ale from the one I had on bottle several times. Very nice flowery aroma, and especially the palate was like 5 seconds in heaven
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Guildford Arms, Edinburgh( off princes Street) Fantastic!!! This pub has a vast range of ales and continental beers on draught, I found the Bitter & Twisted to be the best...hoppy and so satisfying, visit if you can!
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
keg at The Rake, citrus nose and uber citrus on the palate, straw colour to look at and just one fantastic beer every single time!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 Update: Must have this fresh. It loses its flavor very quickly. But fresh, it is tremendous.
Pours the color of Heineken. The taste and aroma are singular--I could name some fruits, like pears and grapefruit, but that misses the point. This simply has to be drunk, as it is a style unto itself. The carbonation is low, but not nitrogen flat. The aroma is smoky fruit, as is the tast, with a soft, light round mouthfeel. Amazing how much flavor is packed into this light ale. Tremendous.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden and still, except with a 50% head, which is pretty. This has the aroma of celery which stuck around. The flavor is similarly like a fresh salad ... green and crisp, light and fruity. This would be an AWESOME summertime beer. God, I love beer..
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a beautiful hoppy beer, with fruits and zesty bitterness which explodes on the palate. the bottles are also worth seeking out as they have a notice of ’low carbonation’ in order to create a ’cask feel’.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
citrus, bread, dough, medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, golden, clear, frothy, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, .I’m a beginner at this,but this is the best beer I have had so far.I favor the lighter bodied beers at this point.I bought the last 3 beers the store had for sale.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very nice light bitter. Floral aroma, the taste starts with bitter, floral hoppiness, and finishes with sweetish maltiness. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.
johndoughty (3548) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hit in the face by a very pleasant attack of hops was my first impression. The golden appearance makes for a beer that is as good to drink as it is to look at.Citrus flavours develop from the initial hop domination making for a superb bitter.This is an example of how the scotish micros are getting away from the mass produced blandness usually associated with that countrys beers.Long may they continue to prosper-this is a superb beer.
harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh.
this was the the first time I had this beer and it was a complete revelation. I had never had anything that assailed my senses from the get go like this one. I could sit there all afternoon just enjoying the aroma of lemon citrus and floral american hops. The fact it is only 3.8% amazes me that they can get so much flavour into it. I would happily drink this every week 4.8/5.0 Re-rate Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh Nice tea and citrus, but nowhere near the explosion of flavour and aroma when I had this beer here for the first time 5 years ago.