GoufCustom (401) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345 ml bottle bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.
Clear deep amber red colour; Very thin head and soapy off-white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Aroma of dark malt, ale malt, light grapefruit, caramel, toffee,
molasses, biscuits, and very light straw; Fairly light sweet taste of light dark malt, with bread, dry biscuits, non-sweet caramel, faint citrus, and very light grass; Light body, thin to watery palate; Mouth feel is straight forward thin dark malt, very biscuity and dry with residual caramel and toffee taste without sweetness; Hoppiness - nose, taste and bitterness -are very mute if at all, for a very undemanding hollow finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one has good looks, good nose, thin body, not much taste nor hoppiness. Very easy and straight forward. No foul and no detour. An undemanding light summer refreshment. Not bad.
Rob_D_UK (443) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured with rich, creamy head. Light bodied, malt sweet and clean with rather low bitterness.
BDD89 (2) - young, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear amber colour. Familiar aroma reminding me of some more standard pub beers. Sweet malty, slightly roasty taste. Slightly hoppy.
azlondon (1249) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Light brown, clear. Bubbles, good amount of light tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel.
Taste: Sweet malt, some fruits. Nice.
Info: 345ml bottle, 3/6-2013, 235/500
alang51 (29) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Portland hotel, Melbourne. Reasonable head which lasted through. Copper colour, mild carbonation. An inkling of hops to offset mostly malty taste.
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: A nice and deep red-amber colour. Reasonable amount of white head (2 cm) which disappears a little too fast. Small amount of lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Subdued caramel, toffee, and malt. Not a lot here to write about, as each time I have tried this beer it has had a literal lack of smell.
Taste: Malt and toffee, a little bit of zest and fruit. Enough bitters to balance the malt, but still on the mild side.
Mouthfeel: A bit too carbonated, as it detracts a bit from the flavours, but otherwise acceptable.
Drinkability: Quite easy to drink, and one that I could (and do) have regularly. That being said, itís not a beer to savour or to think too much about. Itís a nice BBQ lunch beer, where your mind is on other things.
Kurtos (56) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a Bronze-Amber colour, Aroma of slightly stale cereal grains and burnt toffee.
Taste of toasted grains, slight caramel flavours and a very slight bitterness.
Overall. An average brew, nothing too good nothing too bad.
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - Copper, Amber colour. Light carbonation. Zero head retention. Great clarity
Smell - Light hop, dark fruits, cherry and plumb
Taste - Light hop & malt, dark fruit, woody, flavour with slight dryness. Bitter finish
Mouthfeel - Good carbonation, medium body
Drinkability - Light beer properly carbonated, drinkable
Overall - Better that the other James Squire beers, however still not one I would return to. Generic beer with little character
Printed on the side of the bottle :
Hand-crafted with Pale & Crystal malts & distinctive hops for a long, slightly nutty finish, this Ale writes another page in the glorious & enigmatic life of James Squire
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark bronze amber with small off white head. Falls away super quickly lookking somewhat lifeless. Aromas dominated by cereal malt. Flavours sow plenty of malt sweetness with just a touch of hop bitterness on the finish. Thinnish mouthfeel.
peteraway01 (11) - - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A crisp quality brew, a little cloudy and difficult to get a good head on it.
Long average after taste.
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