Rob_D_UK (869) - 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 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
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.
CH-303 (1469) - 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 (38) - 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, it’s not a beer to savour or to think too much about. It’s a nice BBQ lunch beer, where your mind is on other things.
Kurtos (103) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
StuffWine (134) - 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.