bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland OR. Copper amber color with a minimal white head. Nice fruity esters over lightly roasted caramel. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is apple, a little spice, and a light caramel undertone. Finish is fairly balanced. Gets firmly bitter as consumption continues. Definitely a session ale. Goes down like there’s no end to it, but there is.
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. Clear and shiny orange-copper with a small but lasting cream above. Slight aroma of spicy apple and caramel. Flavors of orange, cinnamon-apple and a nice bitterness from some light wood. Light body is watery, lightly carbonated and dry. Good session bitter; would be really nice at about 1.5-to-2 times the abv.
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy my buddy Ian. pours a straw gold with thin white head. Malty aroma with hints of some bitter hops. Light malty taste with just a hint of hop bite. Nice little session ale.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
13-Jun-08 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 02-May-08 for $4.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Clean, light and dry, this is a malty beer with a nutty quality and a lightly bitter finish. While drinking the beer, the grainy backing of the malt is vaguely reminiscent of a pale lager, but the dry toastiness and lightly roasted nuttiness in the forefront and gentle fruitiness in the background give this beer greater depth and pleasant, lasting flavor. Dry, nutty, and slightly fruity nose. Light-medium body with soft carbonation. Golden-amber in color with perfect clarity. Small, off-white head settles to a thin ring. A nice session ale with a flavor profile that won’t distract you from your conversation.
Palidor19 (3083) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very good, not too mild but not strong enough to have a couple while hanging with friends. aroma smells a little funky but the taste works very well.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty with biscuits nuts and toffee. The appearance is golden amber with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall it’s good.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with the Dev guys, thanks Death w a K! Gold pour with some head. Grassy and earthy notes with some yeast. Decent on the pallet, crisp with a tinge of bitters on the finish, a little bland.
moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by "Death with a K" and the other Devonshire dudes. Very nice bitter. A bit too grassy in the taste for me. Had that easy drinker feel that I love SO much from a "bitter" or "ESB". Nice Palate. Had the English malt vibe going that also makes a bitter for me.Overall a nice little bitter. Not the best and not the worst.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(England) Courtesy of Death with a K, Thanks Keath. Pours a golden color with a sm-white head. The taste is very mild with some grassy notes, I was looking for some of that bitterness (M.I.A) Anyway, not quite my style, but very drinkable.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Keath last night with the Devonshire boys. For only being 3.6% abv this had a lot of complexity. Earthy and grassy flavor, maybe a hint of cinnamon. Smooth and finished clean. Quite a nice session beer.