beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Big caramel malt aroma. Caramel malts, with some nuttiness. Slight bitterness, that doesnt detract from the caramel malt.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma. Good hop flavor balanced by a slight maltiness. A great beer from a great brewery.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The specimen I had was flat. Is it possible it was appropriate to the style: an authentic British bitter, no?
Basically no head. The flavor was well-rounded, but the finish had that slick, buttery, sweet mouthfeel that seems to linger too long. Is is diacetyl? Overall, an OK beer, but nothing I am too thrilled about trying again.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Slightly coudy amber color with nice white head. Aroma of citrus (grapefruit?) with both hops and malt. Taste starts with a sweet malt and finishs citrusy with the hops. Pretty good stuff.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 22. Iíve had this for well over a year and a half if not longer in my cellar because I had it before but wanted to wait. Iím glad I did. Aroma was a bit metallic but still some hops. Poured a nice copper amber with a off white head. Flavor is just a nice balance of caramel malts and piney hops with a subtle peppery twist. Palate is nice, not too bubbly or flat seems almost just right. Overall I enjoyed this bottle.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I ordered this on tap and im not 100% convinced they didnt mess up and give me a magic hat #9. Tasted quite similar. Decently hopped with fairly strong fruit undertones, not bad, but I wasnt too impressed.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz. bottle. Pours a dull orange, with nice white head and great lacing. Nose has citrus and some malt. Flavor has a lemon bite upfront, moves into a decent malt body and a clean bitter finish. Not bad, but not real well put together.
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with decent head. Citrus, fruit, caramel, toasty. Nice bitterness at the end. Medium body. Not bad.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very cloudy! Orange amber color. Large bubble head initially, but there is a wonderful cascade of tiny effervescence that replaces it. Short lived, though. Light, spotty lace on the glass.
Yeasty and chewy smell. Dry-ish malt aroma. Low hop nose.
The flavor has a strong citrus bite to it. This reminds me of my best homebrews, although it is overly sour in the swallow. Light hop background. Very short aftertaste on the flavors except the tart bits. Good body with a subtle carbonation that prevents it from becoming too rich. Simply put, if you are curious about what a homebrew tastes like, this would be a good sample.
bhops (425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour is hazy amber, medium head. Aroma is yeasty, citrus. Flavor is caramel, bready, citrus. Decent beer!