The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beige creamy medium lasting head. Bright reddish-brown color. Aroma is balanced between malty and hoppy, with light nutty and alcoholic tones. Flavor is moderately malty with dried fruit notes, ending in a initially bitter finish turning into a moderately sweet one. Medium bodied.
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A typical English Bitter Ale with all the hoppy flavours you can expect, but no surprises...
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel and a bit smoked. Redish brown color, beige small head, good lace. Sweet, light smoked, caramel, nice hops. Bit dry finish.
ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a fairly clear brown with lots of golden tinges. Small to no head. Not much of a smell. Raisins? a little bit of malt. Begins lightly sweet and mildly astringent. Some raisin flavor detectable, and a tad bit of watery roasted barley. Thins out and there is still some malt flavor dominant. Hmm, not much going on. Boring, but not terrible.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
If this ale was good in england then shipping it in clear bottles is a mistake. Total NARSTINESS!!! A thin smell or roasted hops, mabey honey and vanilla. Light in color, very clear. Terrible, watery, bitter, worthless, makes me cringe, no palate BELCH! Dissappointing
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 The one and only, not so impressive, Newcastle. This beer is moderately tasty. Has some complexity to it, but its still a little too watery and flavorless
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells a little like vanilla, a little honey, some roasted malts. Flavor is not too strong; tastes like a brown ale should but with something off...very weak overall. Color is a lighter brown.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not exceptional, but better than a pale ale. The flavors are not particularly complex, but it gives a deeper ale feel than I was expecting.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear reddish brown beer with amber highlights. It pours with a thin, off white head that fades quickly. The aroma has a sweet caramel smell with a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is very mild, with grassy notes and a touch of sweetness on the finish. The aftertaste is a bit bitter and metallic. The mouthfeel is coarse, with the carbonation dominating the palate.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown in color, indistinct malty aroma. Malty in taste with a light alcohol finish. Drinkable, but not among my favorites. Like many have said, a good alternative to US macros. Not a bad beer at all.