Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber. Thin head. Balanced character. Light caramel and earth. Vague all round. Moderate bitterness. Very middle of the road character, just not that interesting.
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber gold with a foamy white head. Light aromas of floral and fruit. Med body. Frothy carb. Flavor is floral, light stone fruit, touch of citrus, light malt, and something that makes me think of matches. Guess the main thing is the hop and malt, which is always followed by a herbiness til the next mouthful. Itís quite dry, certainly bitter. Iíd say they nailed the style. If Iím being a bit harsh, I think itís because I keep thinking ESB, which it isnít. Nice shot at a bit of over the pond.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(1L bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, light florals, and toasted grain.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(PPSG09, 1L bottle, thanks JoeMcPhee) Clear apple juice body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apricot, bread. Taste is modeately sweet, apricot, some bread, spice. Light-medium body, light resin.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-1Liter bottleĖpours a dissipating white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, herbal. Taste is sweet light malt, herbal. Light/medium body. Thanks JoeMcPhee for sharing.
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with a frothy head. Bitter malts on the aroma and flavour, more on the hoppy side. Not bad.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale golden beer. Very fresh crackery malt aroma. Light wheaty/spicy notes. Flavour also shows a very clean, crisp malt base with a touch of pleasant fruity estery character. Clean, well-balanced and easy to drink... just what you want in a bitter.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009-07-26. Golden yellow-orange body with a nice foamy beige head. (3+) Mild hoppy aroma, grassy notes, muted malts. Mild flavour is grainy, light bitterness, grassy touches in the hops, very light astringency in the back end. Average to light palate. Okay, but too mild. Bottle shared by Jon Walker
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big 1L swingtop shared with Parksy. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with an average white head. Grainy aroma with soft grassy notes and fruity perfume, reminding me a little of orange blossom. This delicate nuance was lost after the beer rested however. Flavour was of pale malts with a kiss of fruity hops and low bitterness. More like a golden ale IMHO.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head. Head lasts for a while and produces pretty decent lace. Aromas are grassy with notes of toasted bread, doughy bread, pepper, tangerine and a light hint of dried fruits. Flavors are grainy, bready and grassy. Possibly a hint of diacetyl buttery-ness. Decently bitter finishing with notes of dried tangerine. Medium to lively carbonation. Medium dry finish. Crisp and bitter.