SilkTork (5188) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Catford Fest. Gravity. Sweetish best bitter. Easy drinking. Inoffensive. Not a lot to say.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit bland, with some green hop character, but not much else of note. Rather thin. This is apparently a weaker version of Pale Rider for those who don’t want 5% alcohol in a quaffing beer. Unfortunately, much of the character seems to have been sacrificed too. Tastes as if it has been simply watered down. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another great "Sitting under the oak" beer... Very fresh and light...
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden coloured. Very hoppy aroma. Hoppy and fresh flavour with a dry and bitter finish. Refreshing.
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 24/2/04 -Hand pulled at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham (during their week-long real ale promotion). Golden appearance, with no real aroma. Creamy, tasty ale, with a slight hop taste. Rather undramatic - gulp after gulp. Creamy head and likewise the lacing. Uncomplex. [2.2]. RE-RATE, 28/3/05 - Hand pulled at the Fountain, Lower Gornal, Black Country. Nice lemony bitter, with a balanced, soft quality. Not too aggressive, but nicely flavoured and swiggable hoppiness. Much better today than when previosuly smapled. [3.5]
imdownthepub (10133) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Yellow beer with thin head. This is a thin watery tasting beer with little flavour to speak of, there is a strong green hop to pull it along though, which rescues it from really low scores.
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003] The aroma is a nice slight hoppy one. The color is yellow and it has a small bubbly head. The flavor is slightly malty with a strong hop presence and straw flavors and notes of fruits. A nice pale ale.
larsniclas (5588) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a fruity, flowery aroma.
Frutiy flavour with apple.
Unfortunately way too thin to be really great.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at The Rover, Göteborg.
Pale golden. A hint of apple in the aroma. Vanilla and grapefruit notes in the flavor. Floral and perfume-like hoppiness. A mild and pleasant bitter finish.
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light yellow color, decent frothy, milky white head. Citric tang in aroma and flavor--nicely hopped, grapefruit, tangerine--lovely. A slightly quick finish with a little bitterness. Smooth, almost flat but not unreasonable in net effect. An enjoyable beer. (on tap, Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford)