Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dense white head disapates quickly. Golden straw colored mediun-bodided beer. A hint of lemon up front finishing dry. Pretty good lager from the UK.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Label design suggests yuppie beer and name suggests a new style. Instant dislike soon turned to appreciation when I took my first sip. Pale straw-like shade of golden, with a thin soft white foam, the faintest of haze, and a very moderate level of carbonation. Aroma is pretty pleasing and inviting, fresh and flowery, with slight hints of herbs. It shows a mild maltiness, is moderately fruity/lemony with a little hop spice. Palate is remarkably soft and smooth, mild, light to medium bodied, while there’s a slight chewiness as well as a little tingling carbonation, more so at the tip. Starts out very sweet with signs of sweet lemon, almost hinting towards orange, with a smooth honey-like maltiness, and a mid-palate fruitiness that suggests (but doesn’t quite shout out) apricots. The honey and the lighter lemon do play a nice balancing act together, while there’s a tangy bitterness to the finish that is also slightly dry. A mild bitterness lingers, but the honey and lemon sweetness shine through, leaving a very pleasantly satisfying aftertaste. A very well executed lager, probably one of the best in the UK.
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - OCT 28, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very very nice beer, smooth and flows beautifully.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable. Lemony, flowery. Dry finish. Very appetising
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting brew. Initial lemony twang takes a backseat to a nice toasted/bready malt backbone and a nice Fuggles hoppiness emerges to balance this out nicely. Very flavorful and thirst quenching and complex for such a light beer. Thanks AZ.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big cookie like nose, the malts quite pronouced, with some hop under tones noticed, maybe a bit flowery, the color gold, the head white, and generous lace. Smooth and mildly carbonated, fair hop presence at the finish, quite unique. A very refreshing beer, a first for me from the second home of great beers, Belgium being my first choice.