imdownthepub (11086) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orange amber beer with thin head. A one dimensional sharp hop flavour with a thin background. Dry & bitter.
JorisPPattyn (8224) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, foxy colour, clear. Nice white head. Nose is weedy, as fresh nettles, vines - and hopplant maybe, certainly not what we're used to recognise as hoppy. Taste is rather malty at first (coloured, ambrée malts); but not sweet. Quite bitter and metallic palate and finish. Malt gives good body; a bit spritzy. Aftertaste is bitter - resembling hoppy, different in some weedy way. Long bitterness. Nice 'experiment', succeeded in many ways, but two questions remain. WHY the clear glass bottles, and WHY no bottle-conditioning?
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An attractive orange yellow colour and faint hoppy yeasty aroma. I think any hint of orange aroma is in the brewers imagination. Recommend name change to ’Marstons Plain’.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light hoppy smell. Bitter, dry and a bit metallic.