JK (5806) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of hops and malt. Light brown, with a thick creamy head like Guinness. Flavor of a standard bitter. A good session beer.
Tessic (1041) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is a light tan colour with a nice brown hue. The aroma varies between a nice caramel malty scent to a little citrusy / metal combination. The initial flavour has a light bitterness with hints of malts. Very watery, not much of a palate. It kind of lingers with almost a spruce flavour...very small but ends bitter.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light amber color, creamy head. Had a taste almost like bread, with a caramel taste that was plesant. This one is better from the can, after it has sat out a bit to warm up from the fridge. Nice hop flavor, with a good finish.
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale - only not quite as good. Nice amber color and slightly sweet aroma. Good - but I'd rather have a Newcastle.
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Modest head that stayed with the beer. Flavor was pleasant with some hint of hops. The bottle was very attractive. This ale OK but not remarkable. This was my seventh Christmas beer.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 A fine, dry, fruity, complex flavoursome beer. Very pale colour. As good as my best batch of home brew pale ale. Quality.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer, nice size white head. Aroma is subtle of hops. Balanced taste, some rubber or something, but fairly dull, bitter finish. Watery palate. Bottle.
Lubiere (12936) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grassy, hoppy smell with a touch of bread.
There is a yeasty tinge to the beer, cominmg out through the caramel and hops. Funny, since the beer is canned.
Drunk at room tempereature.
Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2004 my favourite english session beer, I love the tofee/honey flavours, the creamy body and head, it's well bittered with a lingering finish. give it a try.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2003 I thought this was a boring beer. Not much body, not very bitter, not much carbonation... sort of blah. I was told this was great and was disappointed. Maybe a bad keg, as I had it on draft in Fort Worth, Texas... Nope, had it from a bottle later and it was still pretty normal.