pivo (2657) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huge skunky nose, no doubt due to the clear bottles and the fact that it was likely sitting on the shevles of my local beer shop for some time. After letting it breath you got some toasted malt aromas. Copper color with a low frothy head. Light roasted malt with some caramel. Sharp spicy end that is chemical-like and articfical. Oily mouthfeel. Thin and not very good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper color...thick white head...smells floral then like grass clippings...a little malty, but then more grass clippings...bitter finish...
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely copper-orange colur with a tight lasting off-white head. Rih toffee, caramel, and cookie dough malts. Faint orange citrus with nice spicy hops. Softly carbonated, fairly sweet malt on the front with a biscuit and caramel malt taste, fairly thin in the mouth but finishes with spicy hops and a nice lasting bitterness.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice ale. Strong head - but otherwise looks lousy. Powerful flavour with strong malt and a sharp, bitter finish.
TBone (15710) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 06/2005)
Red brown, good off-white head. Interesting grassy and spicey nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Starts hoppy, a bit thin in the middle then some late bitterness. Some toffee flavors can be found. Though this beer is maybe a bit thin, it has a good character.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this beer from a bottle. Nice flavor and clean finish, very easy to drink. However, I did not enjoy it NEARLY as much when from a can. Unfortunaly I can only find cans in Nova Scotia
madquacker (1099) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has always been a favourite. A english ale in its prime. Very balanced. Even better after a few.
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Despite the terrible clear bottles (what are they tthinking?), I really enjoy this ale. It pours well with a nice head, has a very nice hop balance, and finishes nice and bitter and slightly dry. It’s easy to drink and I find it to be very good.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a nice, clear golden amber colour with a tannish head. Hoppy aroma. Well balanced hop and malt flavour. Good mouthfeel with light bitter finish. Never had a bad pint of this, whether from the bottle or cask.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 This pours a medium amber with that cool nitro can head. With no carbonation, the beer is very smoothe. The nose is weak, but of a light caramel and hops. Mouthfeel is medium and the taste is of mildly sweet caromel malts, very light roastyness, and light bitterness. It is lightly dry in the finish. It’s a mild and average beer in a great style.