YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBBF 03: Very light hoppy nose with undertones of grass. Pale yellow, little layer of a head. Light appple taste - leading into a medium bitter finish.
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Cask, GBBF. Very light color, like a pilsener. Big head. Aroma has hops and grapefruit. Hoppy citric flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Fairly long hopbitter finish. Fine and well balanced ale.
Bottle. Sweet apples and a hint of toffee in the aroma. Cidery yeat hopbitter, somewhat dusty and earthy flavor. Earthy bitter aftertaste with some apple. (6 3 6 3 13) From cask this beer is much better as bottle-conditioned.
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask) Pale gold beer, slight white head. Nose with remarkably flowery bitterness. Taste is like some lemon-scented tea, enriched by hops. Light bodied. Long hops aftertaste. Very nice light bitter.
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at GBBF 2003] A light yellow beer with a creamy but disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and simple. The flavor is sweet and simple too but it ends on a fine bitterness, that turns dry and lingers. A simple but good bitter.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was told this cask was dry hopped by the pub, but if so the biggest contribution is the aroma, which was lovely--so floral, so vibrant. Light yellow color, clinging head around the rim of the glass. The flavor, however, has an address of 1 Dull Court, Sodding Boring, Blandshire, UK. A bitter note or two, and a wee bit of tang, but not especially engaging. (on tap, White Horse on Parsons Green, London)
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh floral aroma. Light bodied, fruity (tropical, pinapple), with a nice solid citrussy hops character, light to medium bitterness, refreshing.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 A huge head when being pumped, quickly subsided, minor lacing. This was a nice beer with hints of fruit (grapefruit, lemon). Very smooth, and drinkable.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oakham pioneered the extra pale bitters with this one. It pours pale as lager, but with an assertive hop nose. Citrus and grain follow finishing very dry.
Using pale pilsener or Perle malt and American hops is now becoming the rage in the UK. There are better examples now than the original.
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely golden appearance with no head.Citrus flavours dominate leading to a pleasant dry after taste.An above average session bitter but in my opinion not an outstanding beer, although in its cask and weaker version it has picked up awards.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NERAX 2003 : Cloudy golden pour, small white persistent head with decent lacing. Aroma is flowery hops, some sweet malts sneaking in, too. Flavor starts with a mild sweetness (it mentionend kiwi fruit in the NERAX guide, I think that nails it pretty well), ends with a medium grassy hop bitterness, and very dry. Easy drinking and very good.