Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was worried about the clear bottle but this beer must have been fresh- not a hint of skunkiness upon opening. Poured dark amber-brown with a thin head. Brown sugar and earthy hops aroma. Flavor was predominantly toffee (sweet), caramel and toast with bitter, earthy English hops. Along the lines of Samuel Smith's Winter Warmer.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Cafe Pegasus, Copenhagen.
Thick and creamy off-white head on a dark orange body. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and flowery. Flavor is a little thin but quite dry and bitter with fruit and flower notes. Nice hoppy finish.
Eructoblaster (3015) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice limpid ruby body, but its head lacks density. Light malty aroma. Due to the clear bottle, it bears some hints of metal after you pour it. Bittersweet and very balanced flavor. It is quite fair, but for that price, I was expecting something a step above Double Diamond.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber body with a thick, creamy head. Malty aroma. Nice, but weak flavour.
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Casked at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. Creamy head. Mild aroma, some hops and malt. Creamy taste. Pretty smooth as well. Mild hops. Good hops/malt balance. A fairly OK brew!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This intially smelled skunky and the taste was ridden throughout by that same aroma. Darn clear bottles make any beer less than what it could be.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of a pub can. Pours with a thick and creamy white head. A deep amber color. Grass, malt and a little earthiness in the aroma. Full in the mouth, but little flavor. It is very mild with very few hops and a little grass. Everything but flavor in this one.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. I enjoyed the creaminess and nice balanced mouthfeel of this ale. It's a little pale in the flavor department, but the appearance and creaminess are very impressive. I much prefer this one to Boddingtons.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice mild aroma... Nice head... ambercoloured light/medium body... slightly complex in taste
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 This is a pretty good pale ale. It looks great and the bottle is cool, but the flavour I found to be somewhat mild. Also, it could be that I am Irish, but I felt little to no effect after drinking it. It's 5.2% alcohol though, so it's probably just that I'm Irish. As far as beers of this ilk I would recommend Whitbread Pale Ale or Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale