MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Bell, Worcester, UK Backlog 13 Aug 2004
Another rather boring (but not bad) perfumed golden summer ale with american hops. When will this trend end, I wonder. A nice beeer but so are 100 other beers of this style.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A consistently good golden bitter with a perfumy citric hop aroma. The taste is also nicely hopped, again with citric and perfume notes. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 3.3, 3.8, 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.5
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 A light hoppy, refreshing beer, with fabulous flavour. A lip-smacking taste, makes you thirst for more. This is a fantastic session beer and is exceptionally good for its gravity. Well worth trying.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
both bottled and cask from the old moot hall inn, nottingham.
an excellent quaffing bitter which, when served right can be nigh on perfect for a session ale. lots of hops and medium bitterness, very floral and citrussy. can drink a whole barrel a still wake up the next morning bright eyed and bushy tailed... welll, almost.
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very pale golden colour. Citrus aroma. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavour. Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel with a sharp hoppy finish. Not bad but I remember the draught as being better.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb bitter, maybe not traditionally English as it uses American hops, but still superb. Packed with lime and lemon zest aromas and tastes, some maltiness, but overall a bitter, hoppy, citrussy and VERY refreshing brew that drinks a lot stronger than it’s ABV. World class stuff.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml brown bottle, 4.4% Vol. Poured a pale gold with frothy white head. Tiny carbonation bubbles. Some lacing. Floral hops aroma. Unbalanced bitter grapefruit flavour. Reminiscent of many American pale ales. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Bitter finish.Nothing else - a little disappointing.
StuartG (1) - Sandy, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent hoppy, light, beer that stands comparison with Harviestoun’s Bitter and Twisted. Decidedly fruity tast. Consistent, with a very pleasing lingering taste at the back of the mouth. The head is not too creamy. Regular beer at the Lower Red Lion in St.Albans (Herts.). Have only tried the draught version.
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well cared for firkin of this tasty bitter made its way to a small Irish pub in Baltimore. The light pale appearance gave way to a fruity, citrusy aroma. Nicely hopped, it complimented a moderately sweet malt flavor. Lingering dry, hoppy finish. Good session beer.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pale as anything, slight white frothy head. Slightly fruity, floral and herbal. Not much to it, I really have to try the cask version.