planky84 (1866) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine and orange marmalade aroma. Full of sweet fruit flavours. A splash of pear and yellow melon. Sweet ’n’ fruity finish. Not bad.
berkshirejohn (4124) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Golden amber with a loose cream head; caramel malt aroma; strong caramel taste with a malty body and a slightly oily texture; and even more caramel to finish. Rather sweet for my taste, but otherwise pretty good.
SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma biscuity and malty. Pours a small white head. Faded gold colour. Spicy hops and a toffee taste with pronounced bitterness. Abrupt finish. A decent strong bitter.
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MalcolmTucker (640) - SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another nondescript beer from a English regional brewer. Easy drinking malt flavour and aroma.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Slightly murky light orange pour with a white head. Caramel sweetness on the nose. Palate is a little thin with low carbonation. Touch of earthy malts. Just okay.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and spice. Taste of caramel malt, spices, and a bit of hops.
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fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I did not enjoy this brew a lot. It’s not a bad taste, but not my style. Seemed to have a sweet fruity taste instead of the spicy bitter taste that I prefer in an ale.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.5 A: Deeply hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average, but it leaves behind glass covering lacing.
4.5 S: This is where it’s at when I dream of an English pale ale. Rich maltiness, earthy mineral vibe, and just the right amount of yeast. Touches of caramel, bready maltiness, and earthy hops. Quite a treat for the nose.
4.5 T: Taste is as solid as the nose. Lately I’ve had some English beers that have been mineral bombs. This, on the other hand, flirts with the mineral side of things, but doesn’t let it take over. Bready and biscuity malts. Light mineral with a solid grainy earthiness. Light caramel and toffee. Grassy and earthy hop flavor. Solid, easy drinking.
5.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a wonderful creaminess.
4.5 D: It’s pretty damn hard for any sort of pale out to stand out, but this one does. It’s wonderful through and through.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-10-2012 00:12:38
Barreras (824) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light caramel color with an orange hue. Aroma is of malt, light and airy. Taste starts mildly sweet, but ends in a bit of bitter aftertaste. The alcohol taste is evident, with fruity notes. A slight sweetness of molasses or caramel. Overall a surprisingly tasty beer that I would drink again. Thanks Blue Steele....
BlackHaddock (3164) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sunday 17th Oct 2010, bright and sunny, managed to mow the lawns for the last time before winter: this beer is my reward.
Brown 500ml bottle, best before the end of Nov 2010. Poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ tankard.
Light amber body with a good foaming head of off white bubbles sat on top.
I love Fuggles, but I couldn’t find any in the nose, some hints of citrus fruits with a sweeter undertone of toffee/caramel and molasses.
The taste was fairly sweet, the toffee, caramel and molasses hitting the palate first. The Fuggles hops appear later as the mouth beings to dry, giving it a bitter finish.
Easy to drink and as I prefer sweeter beers than overly hopped brews this really hit the nail for me.