GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet malty fruity aromas, slightly sour. thin lagery body. strange , but not that good
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Beautiful red hue, with a tasty caramel aroma, with a slightly sour malt edge. Head quickly b’huggers off. Thin body with a metallic quality on top of a lagery malt body. A very sweet, sugary quality. Rich, yet lagery; good, yet rubbish. Not bad - perhaps it’s just not my favourite style.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled for Sainsbury’s. Deep amber body, frothy yet short lived head, dry biscuity aroma, crunchy malts with a little hop biting through. Rather refreshing, another decent offering from Meantime who should be applauded (along with Sainsbury’s) for trying to introduce such a variety of styles into the UK market.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sainsbury’s version from Sainsbury’s, High Wycombe, Bucks. 4x330ml. A rich, malty and pleasent beer. Very tasty, so tasty infact I drank the entire 4 pack in one sitting. This is nice with spicy food
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reasonable try at imitating a lovely but rare, certainly in Britain style.Red appearance with a rather thin hoppy taste.
Suppose we should appreciate a brewery that is prepared to be different and a supermarket chain that is prepared to move away from the ordinary.
RobBestwick (665) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity/flowery aroma, pours with a dark tawny hue and a large and rapidly disipating head, rich caramel flavour with a malty finish.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty nose. Copper hue, white head. Highly hopped flavour similar to IPA. Decent beer.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2003 Attractive bottle bought at the Greenwich Union pub. At only 330ml but with a £2.90 price tag, this is an expensive purchase for a delicate and tasty, but rather unimpressive lager. Darjeeling colour with light, frothy, fast vanishing head. Slight biscuit aroma. Low carbonation, quickly becoming quite flat. An iron bite with mild sweetness finishing in a nice, clean bitterness. Delicate, but dull. Added comment: The finish went on for ever. A long, soft and quite delicious hoppy bitterness that stayed with me for the rest of the evening. Lovely! I'm upping the points a bit. I wish there was a mark for Finish.
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 Bottle, from Sainsburys. Deep bronze, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Sweet toffee and caramel in the nose, slightly smoky and with spirity esters as it warms, good earthy hoppiness in the mouth with some sweet caramel and a gentle roasted bitterness which lingers into the finish with a low caramel sweetness and a touch of hop bitterness at the end.