brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples from both bottle and tap. Bottle comes off with more aroma, and less sweetness, but does leave some sediment. Has a honey citrus flavour that does an ok job as an aftermeal palate cleanser.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Sept, 2002 Washing up liquid. Considering the praise this has received I was stunned. The finest hops from the best farm in the very small mile wide area near Faversham in Kent that produces the best hops in Kent, the best hop producing area in Britain, and one of the best hop growing areas in the world. Stunned. [2.1]
Aug, 2003 Cask, Hooded House On The Hill, Ashford. Very quaint pub, but, despite the claim of "Rare Ales" on the sign outside, it was just the usual suspects. Pleasant, easy to drink Summer Ale. Probably the most popular Summer Ale at the moment. [2.6]
Jan, 2008 Queens Head, Kingsnorth, nr Ashford Buttery with a nice crisp finish and lingering hops. Enjoyable. [3.4]
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy yellow with a beautiful creamy head. some yeasty floaters congregate at the bottom of the glass. mouth filling. tart, slightly nutty, with some earthy hops. nice.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours with a big head and a lot of bubbles. Light colour, almost as pale as a lager. Very Light Aroma. It does not taste as carbonated as it looks in the glass. Flavours of honey, but well balanced by some unexpected and brilliant bitterness. A very good Summer ale.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light colored, refreshing summer ale. Plenty of malt body for such a light looking brew while a convincing citrus crispness rounds things out. Iíd compare this to an English Cask IPA.
RichardGretton (4114) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very active beer initially when poured, very hoppy and very bitter to its detriment. Below par beer for the style.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicate hop flower bitterness and confident malt…A friendly conversation…
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Hazy dirt golden color. Aroma of hopsack. Maris Otter malt characteristics are all in here along with banana-like fruitiness. Finish is very dry and tannic. It appears that the cask would be much better.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma really struck me--had an essence of a cherry licorice candy I used to have when I was a kid. The flavor didnít match, but it was very bold and interesting. Light color. (Had on tap, Squirrel Inn, just off the A3 nr. Godalming, Surrey)
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask conditioned. commercial description is a bit generous. slightly perfume aroma, not much else of interest.