patrick767 (3918) - 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. Thereís some good hops flavor and mild malt, but overall just not enough flavor in general. This ale was surprisingly watery. Itís 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 didnít 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. Itís 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 (5743) - 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 (645) - Houston, Texas, USA - 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.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty aroma with some fruit is accompanied by a pour that is golden with a white head. Nice body with a malty beginning and a slightly fruity finish.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty aroma, with a slightly sweet tinge. Good body with flavors of barley, and some fruity citrus, slightly bitter, not as much as some ESBís. Foggy amber color with a medium foamy tan head that leaves a ring around the glass.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ripe citrus aroma, with some floral hops coming through as well. An appealing taste of many different fruits at the center of this beer. Malt profile is slightly chewy, this is a well balanced beer that you can really wrap your palate around. Satisfying with a ingratiating lingering aftertaste.