SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very similar to Boddingtons Pub Ale but with a little more flavor.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An old English brewer told me, íThatís not a name for a beer, itís the name of an old sports carí. In many ways O.S.H. is like an old sports car. Itís still got some graceful lines but thereís some rust and it doesnít go very fast anymore. Very nice light amber color, good head, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Some nice round malt notes and a dry íbackgroundí hop character. Shipping this in clear bottles is a sin. This beer needs to be tasted on tap - with a little bit of warmth to it to bring up the caramel/toffee flavors and reveal some of the hop character. In good condition, an excellent beer. In Imported bottles... ... hmmm....
SimonPatrice (312) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like clear liquid copper to me. At first, a big skunk smell. Damn clear bottles. After it goes away, a nice burnt caramel aroma shows up. Toffee flavour with a bit of skunk unfortunately. Had it been in a brown bottle it could have been a great beer.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 (Re-rate - draught) Even better on draught! creamy head which last all the way to the bottom and those caramel flavours! beautiful bitterness. Call me unsophisticated, but this is really my type of beer.
(bottle) MUCH better than I expected! Lovely toffee and coppery flavours and a smooth (yet probably a tad short) finish. I was worryed about the clear bottle seeing it had come so far but it was beautiful.
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big headed beer which is not too hoppy both in taste and aroma for an English ale. Refreshing and overall a good example of a hoppy and malty English beer.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. The taste is best described as a mild Bass Ale.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good nose, and not a bad color. Taste-wise it is pretty decent for an ale, with no flavor really standing out. Kind of overly carbonated, but that adds a little bite which is nice.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma! nice, thick, off-white head. another good one. (donít get drunk off it)
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The nose is flowery and mild. The head is thin to start with and fades quickly. The color is a medium orange brown that glows in the right light because of the slight cloudiness. The taste is a little thin and watery, but pleasant. I might have picked up a little citrus in the taste. Itís a refreshing beer and the carbonation gives a little bite.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good in winter. good long lasting head and sweetish flavour. nice hint of bitterness.