Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As I pour it into my glass, the first thing I notice is the nice brown color, just as it should be for this style beer. Thereís not much of an aroma, maybe just a subtle hint of hops. It has a mild smooth flavor, with a minimal aftertaste and a bit of sweetness from the malt. This is a pretty good beer, but somewhat boring flavor-wise. Very drinkable, though.
DuchessOfIowa (14) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Out of a clear glass bottle. Very thin caramel color with thin white head. Faint Hazelnut aroma. Smells sweet and tastes the same. Not much past that for flavor and aroma. Easy to drink but no depth in complexity.
SVD (852) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home, amber beer, small head, aroma is malty, taste is the same, bittersweet, meh
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUL 2, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Red amber ale. Virtually no aroma. Simple taste, quite smooth, watery; poor palate. Why do they export it?
rdb84 (303) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darkish / reddish brown with nice lasting head. A: it is not particularly interesting, but I really like it. Mostly dried grains / malts, fresh grass, some metal notes. A fruity undertone is also discernible. T: mostly caramelized malts with brown sugar and fresh grass notes. Leans towards Speciale Belge, but is more like a Pilsener. Little evolution, maybe some bitterness. Quite refreshing and light. Aftertaste is mildly bitter.
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
550ml bottle at the Hook & Tackle, Reading. Oddly Iíd never tried this in my pre-rating days, and since I started ratings Iíve been "saving" it for when I found myself in a venue with no decent beer. So, here I was in a pub where the two mass-market cask beers had gone bad, and the only other options were macro lagers. This was not only the only new rate for me, but potentially the only drinkable beer. And so I finally took the plunge. The extra 50ml compared to your average UK bottle does make it feel pleasantly chunky, although itís a shame theyíve gone for a clear bottle. Inside resides an attractive red-brown beer with a thick creamy head and a lighter fizz than Iíd feared. Itís quite rich and fruity up front- nice malt there too- but caramel gradually takes over leaving it a tad on the sweet side. A light dryness in the finish and youíre done- thereís no great complexity. Overall itís much better than I expected, but nothing special. Like Guinness, itís a beer that you can rely on seeing you right when the only alternative is macrolager.
Hopmaestro (456) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is faint nutty, roasted notes and carefulness. Taste is thin and watery but you get some brown sugar notes with a smooth and boring body. Too sweet in the aftertaste.
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color coca cola. 1 dedo de espuma beige clara. Sin apenas aroma. Lleva sirope y trigo entre sus ingredientes, ademas de la malta. Muy poco cuerpo y carbonatacion media. Sabor a azķcar tostada, con un final algo mas seco. Bebible, pero muy normalita.
xuqi (11) - Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dough, clove, cheese, barnyard, basement aromas, alcohol, cooked vegetables, banana, leather, barnyard, barnyard
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - JUN 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
CHERRIOS GOVNOR EHEHEHEH THIS BEERS IS GATEWAY OR MAYBE ON SALE AT THE LIUQUORE STORE, BUT ITS NOT YOUíRE TREADITHONALE IPA (INDIAN PALE ALE) ITS ALMOST LOOK LIKE BROWNE. NO HOP SMELL OR FLAYVER OR, TASTE. I THINK ITS MORE LIKE FRUITS AND SPICE. MAYBE YOUíRE DRUNK ENGLAND AND NEWCASTLEíS.
Blairgus (3178) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 June 2015, bottle. redish/brown. nose is sweet, cherry/bready malt. thin body and moderately fizzy. light toast, some red fruit, bready malt, faintly acidic. i remember hating this beer but now i donít think it is all that terrible. at least, compared to what i used to think!