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.
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.
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.
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.
rauchbier (3750) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit of a shock this one. The term English lager does not fill me with any pleasure and I fully expected this to be dire. Very reminiscent of a Czech lager, with a big honeyed hop nose backed with a sweet malt hint. Slight haze and very small bubbles suggest it is conditioned for some time and then bottled without filtering or recarbonation. Malt and hop balance continues in the mouth, with a good amount of hops making it through to the aftertaste. Someone spent a long time making this beer and it shows.
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold color, small head, malty aroma with a hint of lemon. There is a lemony initial taste which fades to a lightly malty and hoppy. Carbonation is tingley on the tongue. Interesting beer, light flavor but tasty and refreshing. Mouthfeel is bubbly. Finish is dry and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
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.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Seems to be closer to the continental style than most other British lagers. Decent.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nice, fresh herbal aroma and taste, but its not too pronouned, slight bitter finish, overall pretty light, but what there is of it is good.