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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
StuffWine (108) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark amber with moderate off-white head that didnt last. Aroma of dry bready malt. Tast of toasted wheat and a nutty quality that I enjoyed. Thin/watery on palate which let it down. One of the ’best’ beers often available on tap... has saved me from consuming other swill.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a disappearing white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and malts. Some hops in the taste but mainly malts and toffee notes. Pretty thin. Not an awful lot going on here but defs better than the golden ale
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Caitlin. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet earthy grain note with a cereal backing. Flavor is similar with earthy sweet grains throughout and a bit of cereal and hay in the finish.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Pours brown amber with a thin white head. Smells slight raisin yeast with some citrus and dough. Taste is spice and raisin, some butter. Overall pretty decent beer.
blackbock (108) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. From the moment I smelled the opened bottle I knew this wasn’t going to be pleasant. Cloying yet dry malt. Overcooked horrible hops. Each mouthful a struggle. Made me feel ill for hours afterward. Not good.
varanid99 (403) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, thin white head. Sweet toffee, malty aroma, taste of caramel and malt, finishes bready. Could drink a few of these without any problem
KeefOz (717) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 On tap at Comslie Hotel, Brisbane. A dark amber colour with a thin white bubble head that retained OK but laced poorly. High carbonation. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Taste of malt. Very light slightly watery mouthfeel. Smooth soft very slight bitter finish. I prefer the bottled version as this one was a bit of a dissapointment.
Bottled version - poured a clear golden amber colour with a one-finger white bubbly/foamy head that diminished fairly quickly and laced OK. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of malt sweetness. Taste of malt sweetness followed by a slight mild bitterness. A few citrus flavours develop as beer warms. Light body. Finish smooth and short with very slight mild bitterness.