rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nicely balanced beer with plenty of aroma and taste. Creamy palate and plenty of alcohol though not overpowering. One of the better English beers
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy amber with a fat tan head. Steady carbonation. Skunk aroma resides and leaves some toffee and sourness. Watery, light malts and that disgusting rancid yeast flavor. Foul and obviously light struck. I’m done with this brewery’s offerings. Note: If a liquor store owner ever told me this was the best brew on earth, I’d force him to pop one open and take a sip right in front of me.
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium bitter, dry and malty. I had mine from the bottle, and not the can. Slightly skunky in the aroma department(clear bottle), but the skunk does not spray any of its stink-gland into the ale. An excellent pale ale. I enjoyed this pint!
Bob Cotter99 (32) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light ale, odd aftertaste, nice body
russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my favorites. easy drinking... almost light for me. the bitterness is very mild and very palatable...
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive pale gold with nice head. Skunky aroma (damn clear bottles) However there is no skunkiness in the flavor??? (unlike the megaeuropils). Cara malt sweetness with biscuity overtones and a crisp finish. Pretty good beer.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite dry and yeasty. easy drinking
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Get this in the bottle; then it shows exemplary hop character set off against a strong caramel-ish malt core. These characteristics are badly blunted by the ’Widget Effect’ in the cans.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2001
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
duuuude, every bottle in the six we purchased smelled slightly skunky. luckily, they didn’t taste that way. almost an apple-ish (i suppose some folks call that caramel?) aftertaste. very smooth but ironically lots of carbonation...lots o’ small, fine bubbles.
not a big bold brimmingly bullish beer, but not bad either.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 9, 2001
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice ale.smooth (nitro can). taste is bitter with but not too much.
not very hoppy.
I find this a little understated and prefer ESB style ales.