b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head and lively carbonation. Smells doughy and skunky. Tastes like it smells, but better, with a nice, refreshing hop presence. Crisp and clean on the palate. Light and enjoyable.
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red hot day, so figured I’d give this shot. Bottle. Amber ale with a thin white head. Distinctive "brown ale" malty nose. Not quite as heavy though. Gravy, malt and light hop. Taste is like a light brown ale - a bit like a brown ale shandy. Quite refreshing, but I’m not a massive fan of that distinctive "newcastle" taste, so it’s not a favourite.
vamp666 (15) - - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 This is a great summer Ale. Burgers, hotdogs, and a nice summer ale kicks ass. Good times
bowlnman1990 (84) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: floral and hops. Appearance: thin head, full amber/yellow color, little lacing. Taste: weaker than I was expecting, slight citrus? Palate: thin, short wet finish. Overall: it’s alright, worth trying but not something I will drink regularly.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unusual bitter taste with some citrus. Didn’t leave any lacing. Think I liked but its one of those beers that could go either way. Worth trying if nothing else is available.
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle: BBD 30 Apr 2013. Poured into a ’Back Forty Beer Co’ badged glass sleeve @ home on 13 Apr 2013.
Light amber with an orange hint, on top a thin covering of off-white bubbles. Sadly the head soon did a runner.
Toffee apple aroma, with added grain.
Malty feel to the actual taste, but this a watery brew and it doesn’t carry the 4.4% ABV very well at all. Nicely carbonated but lacks depth of flavour and comes across as a weak, almost bland blend. To be fair it does have a crisp bitter bite towards the end, but overall I wasn’t really impressed.
Rune (7986) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle picked up from a local store in central Liverpool, shared with Kjell. Fragile white head, spotty lacework, clear dark golden body. Moderate aroma of grain and cocoa. Pale malty taste with some impact of grainy chocolate. Dry ending. Soft in the mouth. Ok (relaxing at the hotel room after the hammers match at Anfield, 07.04.2013).
wimpyjoe (3743) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Potent grainy aroma, lots of similar biscuit notes in its taste. Copper golden in colour with a small head. Gritty texture.
Martin243 (759) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle served cool, Golden, white head. I literally couldn’t detect any aroma, but i’ve given it 1 as the benefit of the doubt.Lagerish and dull, the kind of beer you’d only drink if there were nowt else. Not actively unpleasant, just dull,dull,dull.
Osprey87 (1599) - WALES - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dec 2012 - Mild lager qualities, bit of aniseed. Inoffensive but a bit boring.