Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can imagine this being better from a cask, it seems on the verge of being very good. Sort of a buttery soapiness that is not unappealing.
Suttree (5177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much better in the draught can. When Iíve had it before in the clear bottle, it was ALWAYS skunked. This is a good session beer.
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hmm about time i gave this beer more than a two-word review. has distinctive greene king earthy hop flavour, a rather soapy and syruppy texture, and stacks of crystal malt. prefer abbot ale.
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I first tried this out of the bottle, it was quite robust with a truly great cream finish. Since then, I donít get quite the same result (must have been a good batch.) Still, itís very good out of the can, with that distinct Morland cream finish.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber; aroma - powdery hops, tobacco, soft biscuity malts; dry, toasty character, creamy body.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Having read through past reviews, I did not see anyone remark that there are two versions of this brew. One is bottle conditioned and aged. The other is force carbonated. Having tried both, I am basing these scores on the bottle conditioned version. Smooth malt tones sluice through the tastebuds with caramel flavors. Some yeastiness reminiscent of dough. Soft hop contribution. A good session brew. This is a late August in Northern Michigan type of beer.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite light in appearance, with a nice bitterness to it. Not too complex, and has nice toffeeíish notes.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didnít like the bottle - it makes me think that Iím drinking either malt liquor or whiskey. A bit skunky, but itís supposed to be much better on tap. Malty lagerish notes, bready finish.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent English pale ale. Medium/Light caramel taste. Drinkable considering I have a 2 six packs left and Iím not throwing it out.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent amber beer you could drink everyday. Has more flavor than the average beer but it isnít something I would rush to try. But I wouldnít mind having a case of it sitting around.