EithCubes (4579) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is strongish gritty caramel with light toffee, herbal hop bite with very light fruity tones and a sort of Zinfandel chaser. Pour is transparent orange with a fizzy dark beige head. Watery light body very fizzy (a little harsh?) reminds of charged mineral water, bitter and dry with little in the way of fruit, resolves to a bready finish. Crisp and biting, but I’d rather have a flat and fruity bitter that’s stripped its water clean.
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5ooml bottle. Hazy orange-tan color. Thin, soapy, off-white head. Mellow, malty aroma, almost a touch of soft peach. Creamy, soft on the palate with a piny dryness in the aftertaste. Some rich specialty malt over a toasty golden backbone. the hops really are pretty solid, and complement the fruity ale yeast tones. Solid beer.
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled cask at the Brittania Bar Cafe, Rochester. Amber/gold with a thin white head. Fruity malt with a touch of cheese. Subtle grassy hops. Nothing to wriite home about.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Goldeny orange colour with small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, cardboard, some mild grains and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is toffee, malts, cardboard, some mild grains as well. A bit soapy notes. Not very pleasant.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little aroma. Malt aroma is very faint and hop aroma even fainter. Golden color with moderate white head. Hop flavor is surprisingly strong considering there was very little aroma. More bitter than most English beers. Body is typical for the style. Overall decent enough, but not outstanding.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a transient white head. Nice floral aroma. Near medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is mild caramel malt with a floral, mild spice, aspect. It is nicely bitter. The spice aspect continues in the finish. It’s very nice.
joe19612 (1727) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Farnham Beerex 2010. Pours a slighty hazy amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is nice with spicy, herbal, evergreen, a little yeast and good hop and malt. Flavor is much more dominated by the hop bitterness with the malt. Finish is fairly bitter.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy orange, medium sized white head fades. Aroma is very mild- lemongrass, earth, sweet fruit. Taste is a little lacking, hay and floral hops.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle on 1/5/2010.
orange iced tea color with short lived off white head which fades to remain as a film.
woody and herbaceous nose with underlying notes of chocolate, toasted nuts, earth, caramel and malt.
lots of dry earthy hops in the flavor... along with florals, orange, grain, woody spice, cooked peaches and de-sweetened caramel with a pleasantly bitter finish.
the medium body is dry and crisp, earthy and easy drinking. 6/3/6/4/15/3.4
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was an exceptional English-style bitter. It pours an orange amber body with a dense, thick head. Surprisingly complex and pleasant bouqent of freshly milled grains, toasted malt, and fruity hops. Despite the thick head, this was quite smooth and had a body with low carboation. Excellent mult-grain bill malt profile with well-stated fruity hop flavors. A delicious malt masterpiece.