BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear light copper with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, cereal), average hops (woody), and light esters (fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, straw, cereal), average hops (woody), and light esters (fruity). Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish. Bitter, and very easy to drink.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white frothy head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, grain and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, grain, faint apple notes and a grassy hop finish. Medium bodied. Strongly carbonated.
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours hazy gold with thin head. The nose is light with a bit of grain and caramel. The flavor follows suit with the addition of a little butterscotch, slight florals, and a little soap on the back end. True to Bill’s style, there is a pretty staunch bitterness with this one. Clearly his hallmark. Light in body with low carbonation leading to a lengthy bitter finish. It’s a nice bitter.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Crystal clear straw body, with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, orange, some earthy/spicy. Taste is medium sweet, orange, bread, some earthy/spicy. Light body, easy drinking.
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap. Poured a light copper color, clear. Head was medium sized, white. Aroma was malty, though light in body. This one was a decent bitter.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Our version of an English Ordinary and our first extreme session beer, our lowest alcohol beer. Light golden hued, ligh bodied and lightly hopped utilizing the English First Gold varietal to weigh in at a mere 26 IBU’s."
Pours a golden-copper color with a short white head and some pretty good lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of light earthy and herbals hops along with a bit of citrus. There’s a light grain character lingering in the background. The flavor brings a bit of earthy hops, but consists mostly of hoppy bitterness. At only 26 IBUs, I’m surprised the hops shine this much; at the same time, there isn’t too much else there but the sessionable nature of this one is undeniable. A nice, easy-drinking beer without any flaws. I like it.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 12-09-2010
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at brewpub. Mostly clear amber, with slightly off-white bubbly head. Mostly light sweet maltiness in the aroma, with some sligth bready/doughy notes...pretty muted here. Touch leafy in the flavor, dough, and some slight earthiness in the finish. Basic bitter, medium body, slick, and soft carbonation. Not bad.
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is light caramel. Light caramel malt with a nice bitter. As you go on the bitter may be just a bit more than the malt can carry. Very light bodied with good carbonation.
Travlr (11905) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handpull at the source. Hazy golden color, small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle grass. Taste is white pepper, caramel.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewery and not bad for an English beer. Light and slightly bitter goes down easy. Flat beer, but you would expect that from a cask and I found it rather pleasant at brunch