highibus (770) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy crimson with no head to speak of. Flavor is malty and sweet. Light spicing also noted. Fairly heavy beer but not overly alcoholic. Finishes malty. Decent but nothing special.
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with light khaki head. Nose has citrus, toast and very mild pine. Flavor is rich malt toastiness exceeded by wonderfully bitter and woody hoppiness. Finish is warm, slightly earthy with bitterness lasting in the cheeks. This beer is wonderful in its simplicity - my choice when I am snowed in.
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another solid odell beer...many better in this style but this has good flavor with a malty base...i like enjoying this one once a year.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pour is deep amber and almost brown in color. Slight caramel and and dust. Flavor is slight dark fruits, caramel, and more dust. It tastes much better than the aroma. Loads of lacing in the glass. Not really as enjoyable as iíd hoped.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty, toffee, sweet malt aroma. Caramel, sweet, bread crust, and toasted malt flavor. A little fruity. Spices are in the aroma and flavor, but not a ton--probably just about right. Maybe allspice and cinnamon?
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with thin off-white head.
Aroma: Rich caramel malts, very spicy English hops, and a light fruitiness. Fairly dry aroma.
Taste: Just lightly sweet malt body with caramel, dark fruit and a touch of tea. Very spicy, floral and citrusy English hops are used to great effect on the finish. While not particularly bitter, the hop profile suggests it is higher than the listed 29 IBUs.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, smooth medium to full body, very dry finish.
Overall: Quite simply, this is one of the best traditional English-style Ales I have had. Drinkable, full flavored and delicious.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample at the brewery.
Clear copper color with a small white head.
Spicy nose - clove, allspice, cinnamon and caramel malt.
Juicy malt flavors, lo bitterness, cookies and biscuits.
Medium bodied, creamy, nice but not great.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color with a very small reamy white head which did not hang around very long. There really isnít much in the way of aroma. Smells of bread and perhaps a touch of alcohol. There really wasnít much in the way of flavor. It was served so cold I couldnít really pick much up. Will need to revisit this beer at a later time. What I did pick up on was all rather light with very mild flavors of nuts and toffee. Really not much else going on here. Overall, this isnít really anything too exciting. Very middle of the road for craft beer.
swanmann (703) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with a medium beige head, decent lacing. A pretty good mix of spices and hops. Average.