michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at TDR Ex.: Aroma of fruit, floral hops, and light malts. If you read the 4 existing reviews, people thought there was a wide variety in the aroma. Interesting. Poured copper with a hint of amber in color and a small white head that disappeared instantly. Hazy. Not sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor of yeast, spices, bubblegum, and a hint of chocolate malts. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Yeasty, fruity, lightly malty, dry finish. An ok lager.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Pours mostly clear and yellow with a large, frothy, white head. Good retention. Biscuity, peppery aroma proffers light roastiness as well. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp, (a bit) metallically bitter, refreshing flavor and finish.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my cleanest pour, but this had huge chunks of yeast floating in a murky orange body. Aroma was sharply citrus, reminded me of lemon Palmolive dish-washing soap. Flavor was pretty crisp with a nice balance between the citrus and some maltiness. Meh.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 13, 2010
Source: Knightly Spirits, Orlando
Appearance: cloudy amber, big off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, light spicy earthyness
Flavor: dry malt flavor, touch of fruity character, plenty of earthy bitterness, light spicyness, lasting spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
RichardW (1677) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. After a journey in a suitcase, I wonder if the yeast unsettlement affected this. Very sour aroma, deeply fruity with a tart, astringent finish. Lots of fruit cake and spices late on. Extremely lively, ended up pouring a 660 ml bottle into a jug, a pint glass and a half pint too. Hugely foaming headthat never settled down. Very unusual
Bill Becker (517) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The label on this bottle says it is 4.9% abv.
It pours a slightly hazy medium gold colour with over a 1 finger head of foam but doesn’t leave a lot of lacing.
The smell is big grain that reminds me of an AAL. I truly can’t smell anything else.
The taste took me by surprise. Very hoppy and very bitter. Grapefruit flavour that is more bitter than I’m used to. It has an earthy malt presence that doesn’t seem to bring any balance. Some grainy notes now just showing up. Weird.
Lots of carbonation, imho...too much. The body is nice.
Interesting brew but not something I’d want to drink again.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is definitely hoppy with grass, citrus, malt, and yeast. The appearance is hazy gold with a large foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a very bitter finish. The palate is what I expected for the style. Overall a really nice attempt at improving a lager but it’s too astringent to enjoy.
cgarvieuk (16809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at chris -o ... copper bubbly white head ..light fruity lemon hop nose ... bitter hop fruits .. not my thing ....
ben4321 (4555) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/17/10
Bottled on Date: 9/9/09
Aroma: The nose has some earth, spice, yeast, a bit of fruit, grass, and herbs
Appearance: It pours a giant gusher: Once I’m able to slow that down, this beer is cloudy, it has kind of a burnt orange color and a huge, fluffy, off-white head leaving lots of lace on the glass
Flavor: The flavor is alright, some malts, dry, earthy notes, and a somewhat herbal aftertaste
Palate: Light-medium bodied, the carbonation is rather high to the point that it minimizes the drinkability
This is my first rating for High & Mighty. No, not a gusher! There is wasted beer everywhere... Well, lets not hold that against this one. Anyway, this stuff isn’t particularly impressive. It isn’t bad, but that flavor isn’t something I’d rush back for anytime soon, and the drinkability isn’t that high either. Decent, may have been better if it was closer to the bottled on date, but I can’t say for sure.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity @GBBF 2010. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.