sloshgator (663) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Rerate: In an Indian restaurant and decided to try this one again. Lot worse this time than I remember. Appearance is fine, but no aroma. Body is good, but almost no taste. Not very enjoyable.
Haywards is an Indian lager with some flavor and body. Sweet maltiness that isn’t too bad for an Indian restaurant. Nice amber color with fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Served in an big 1 pint 6 oz bottle.
ronaldtheriot (1709) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Haywards 5000 has a thin, white head, a clear, yellow-gold appearance, tiny, white sediment specks, throughout, and some sheet lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of honey-topped white bread, green apple, white bread crust, malt, golden raisin, and rice pudding. Taste is of those elements, with sharp alcohol notes (think of V.S. brandy), some grain husk, honey, corn, and a touch of low-level, rounding hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium,and Haywards 5000 finishes crisp and enjoyable. RJT
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 1/5/2016. Pours a clear light golden. The nose features some light apple and grain. Flavour wise, it’s very sweet and fruity - certainly has more than a hint of apple juice about it. Finishes with a very mild bitterness. Medium bodies with average carbonation. Doesn’t come across as 7%. An unusual, slightly cider like brew which isn’t too bad at all.
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle split at Cotts Convention ii, thanks to the ML dirt bags, 05/03/16.
Pale golden blonde with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is grain, paper, honey, faint caramel.
Taste comprises aspartamtic notes, paper, straw, grain, pale malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as ’Haywards 5000’. Many thanks to the malt liquor appreciation society for providing this one. Pale yellow, clear, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is sickly sweet, corny, honey. Body is light-ish, soft carbonation. Taste is light and insipid, sweetcorn, sugary wet biscuit. Ych a fi.
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle thanks to Richy / Sarky / Boosty at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. It pours clear gold with a medium+ white head. The aroma is simple, grainy, cracker, white bread and cereal. The taste is crazy sweet, sugary, sweet white bread, earth, dirty honey, sweetcorn and a sort of oiliness. Finish is sweet and sugary. Medium body and average carbonation. Damn this is sweet and filthy. A challenge to drink.
Reid (2237) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottles at Cuisine India in Salem OR
Pours a clear golden color with a tiny white head.
Malty sweetish aromas..
Sweet malt taste..no real bad after taste though.
Ok mouth feel
Good Malt likka...nice with Indian food.
SarkyNorthener (3840) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle through trade with Macboost, cheers Shawn. Golden beer. Aroma of light sweetcorn. Taste is sweetcorn and dry malt. Poor stuff, love it.
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. What a treat! Huge thanks to MacBoost for this. Pours clear yellow with a white foam topping. The nose holds sugary cereal and white bread. Medium sweet flavour, with lots of sugary vanilla frosting, paper, cereal grains. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Cloying finish, lots more sugar, simple white bread. One of the lesser malt liquors tried on the day.
RichTheVillan (6034) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at CWC II supplied by MacBoost; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma has grain and minerals, taste has sweet corn, some minerals and sweet malts.
HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottled poured a golden brew with a generous white head. Aromas and flavors of honey, malt and hops.