seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a clear deep amber colour with beige foam and lace. Very traditional English Best Bitter traits all-around: definitely malt-forward, caramelly, hint of toffee with nice citrusy and earthy hop balance. Medium body and carbonation, mineral complexity in the mouthfeel (chalk, gypsum?), lingering malty aftertaste which eventually finished with a dry snap. Pretty good stuff.
6549 (9) - - APR 10, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall good beer with no negatives. But the taste doesn't stand out. Will drink again maybe
TXBadger (1731) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker orange gold, almost brown color with off-white head. Loght pine, citrus, and bready cereal notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes balanced.
rdixon77 (1324) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Pale brown. Biscuit body, spice, floral hops, crisp and better. Okay English style pale.
dlovell2 (1038) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Pours copper with white head. Citrus aroma with biscuit malt and floral spice. Flavor is dry caramel malt with biscuit notes followed by citrus & floral hops. Really nice English pale ale. Could throw a few of these back.
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt and fruit with some hops, pretty good.
Appearance- A nice light brownish color that has a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice sweet flavor that is followed by the malt and hops.
Palate- This is a light-to-medium bodied beer with light carbonation.
Overall- A really good English Pale Ale, not much love on the beer sites. but I quite enjoyed it
obguthr (4356) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soapy lemon zest nose. Cloudy amber, medium head nice lace. Dry orange and malt. Harsh fizzy mouthfeel.
TomTron (417) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin soapy head. Weak hop aromas. Flavor is a bit dull as well, some hop bite but very weak. Not impressed.
jpf (11) - - JAN 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly basic for a pale ale. Tastes more like a lager with some subtle hop additions. Very thick pale ale, how I usually like them. The aftertaste isn't bitter at all which is nice. Not offensive and It's not half bad.
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with a one finger head and modest lace. Aromas of toast, caramelized malts, honey, dark fruit and some grassy hops. Taste is similar, mostly sweet caramel and toast with only a whiff of bitters. Light to medium body, minimal carbonation, thin mouthfeel and a sweetish finish.