tricksta_p (243) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel, slightly hoppy. Average English ale, thirstquencher, not bad but nothing special.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short, a beer that lives up to the commercial description. The look and smell are both very appealing, with a very sweet overtone. The flavor is fantasic, with a nice mix of honey and hops. The finish was somewhat bitter, but not unusal for this style. In the end this was enjoyable beer and no doubt fantastic off the tap. Cheers.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Golden-orange color, tiny head. Taste is bitter-sweet with a sparkle on the tongue.
bdunhill (209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Belgian version of an English Pale Ale has a hoppy and grainy smell. It pours clear brown with a big bubbly head. The complexity that you get in the aroma seems lost on the flavor as it has a hint of caramel on the lip but very little palate.
Nagash (201) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruits, caramel and matl in taste and aroma. Full body. Bitter finish. Good surprise !
birrabona (197) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ruby red color. full body. english strong ale with a touchof belgian caramel. final little bitter . good aroma of toasted malt.
cagou007 (188) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice colour, for this clear amber beer. Pleasant aromas of caramel, hops and spices. Alcohol taste is present. Oily texture, soft carbonation and long finish.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon. Pours a pale amber with a tight creamy off-white head. Hints of malt, white grape, mango and pineapple in the aroma. Medium bodied but smooth and a little creamy over the tongue, a dry bitterness is countered by a subtle floral fruitiness with white grapejuice and mango flavours. The bitterness re-emerges in the aftertaste with those dry fruity flavours playing in the background. Overall quite a satisying beer, the floral fruitiness is delightful in itís delicate nature and a nice counter to the creamy bitterness. No one flavour dominates making a pleasant balance to a beer more usually found in bottled form.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, i find it a ugly bottle but it tasted good, i was a bit surprised by rich palate
tseo (148) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell: Earthy, peppery hops, tartness.A bit musty, too.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, oily.
Taste: Sweet, remniscent of caramel. Some citrus bits. Soft alcohol warmth.
Finish: Peppery, mildly bitter.
Overall: Not the typical kind of pale ale. A bit too malty, but characterful nonetheless.