yemntftb (106) - USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hoppy Aroma/hoppy taste. Very good beer with a dry finish. A nice ESB.
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours amber. Hoppy aroma and taste with mostly hops in the taste. Nice mouthfeel and a nice dry finish. A very enjoyable beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really impressed with this beer. I get a wierd tea flavor out of it. And the rest is just bland. Not a whole lot going on from a brewery that I have had much better from.
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours light amber with a good malty aroma and a trace of citrus. There’s some good hops flavor and mild malt, but overall just not enough flavor in general. This ale was surprisingly watery. It’s okay, but left me wanting something stronger.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden honey w/ medium spritzy froth. Aroma is hoppy with aged malt. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Well let me tell you, this brew is bittered w/ strong flavors from the aged wood, tobacco, rusted iron part of the spectrum. HARD WATER! I think I aquired a kidney stone from just one bottle. I didn’t enjoy this at all. I have found the TRUE English style is more to my liking. This is a poor example of an English style. It’s rustic yes but not in the least bit soft and lucious like grandmas old pillow. It is bitter however, from start to finish.
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome. This beer is quite tasty. Nice molasses nose. Huge notes of bread, oats, walnuts, honey, bread and dough. Slight hoppiness. Beautiful apperance, creamy head good lacing, great color of reddish brown. This is one of the best beers of this type I have tasted.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Watery all around. Not overly - good in any manner. Looked pretty ok - smelled pretty ok. But the lack of body and flavor was astonishing.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wholly uninspiring beer. Nicely balanced though not overly complex. More like a lager than anything else. Completely non-offensive though also unmemorable.
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I bought this beer I got it just because I had never tried it had no idea what they style was when I opened it without reading any reviews. The aroma was much like a lager but much more complex. I got some fruitiness and malts. A nice copper pour with a light off white head. A flavor of sweet malt with a nice bitter finish. Just a little over carbonated for me but a good beer.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2007 Rerate as draught 12/23/07: As below but with a bit fuller malty body and less of the watery/metallic taste, so bumping the rating up a notch.
Bottle. Pours light copper with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a bit of sweetness, a little fruit, and a little citrus. Flavor has vaguely the same components, but is a bit thinner and more lagery, with a hint of a metallic aftertaste. Slightly overcarbonated. A bit of hops and pretty mild bitterness, and a dry finish. Not too exciting, but pretty good for a bitter/ESB.