Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with light fruity aroma. Head went away before 2nd drink. Bitter hop taste along with sweet malts.
Ungstrup (28253) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[I believe this is the beer I've had even though the label only called it Martin's Pale Ale, the label was different than the one depicted, and the alcohol content was only 5.8% ABV. But as far as I remember it was made by John Martin.] The aroma is sweet with powerful notes of hops. The color is amber and it has a beutiful though collapsing head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty with notes of caramel and ending on a good bitter note. A really lovely beer.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Spicey and malty. A real titbit.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured with nice head. Malty and fruity with a nice hoppy finish. Very pleasant and drinkable.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of this beer is fruity and hoppy. A copper color with a creamy head, quite clear as well. Hops are jumping out all over the place of this one ( a fresh bottle) that lets one know that this beer is dry-hopped. Quite a good beer overall.
pilsnerrogge (2400) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured, medium head. Cascade-sweet aroma. Medium bodied. Quite sweet, almost cloying.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale amber, nearly ochre. Thick white head, tad irregular, going down lacey. Herbal nose, very grassy, very pilsy for an ale - 'Feinherb' in German wording. Later follows caramel-malt. Again, an ale in Pilsener disguise in the taste. This has NOTHING to do with the Courage Bulldog Strong ale anymore, it's positively German in character. As if a German brewer tried to brew an English ale with bottom-fermentation. It becomes sweeter warming up. Very clear palate, maybe a tad metallic,as a... you know. Not bad. But if you realise the ORIGINAL J.M. pale-ale was a very sweet 'strong' English bottle-conditioned brew, this beggars belief.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber with the faintest caramel in the head. Sour woody hop aroma - peaches, metallic overtones, overbaked bread (not burnt but rock hard)...sweet and sour plums, apricots and pears. Caramel ever in the back ground.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Plastic aroma, copper colour, slim cream coloured head. Sweet, tangy orange flavour. Bitter, with a mineral texture. Not bad, but it feels stronger than 5.8%.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour, big head, soon disappearing. The aroma is quite fruity with floral traces. The taste is clean, pleasant, fruity (strawberry and plum), spicy, a bit sour. Good hoppy finish that gives to this beer the right bitterness.