DanielBrown (3953) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Briar Rose (JDW), Birmingham. Orange colour, no head. Delicious brew. Fruity, light; yet thick, sweet, hoppy and fulsome. Lemon/orange citric tart finish. I tend to agree with Silk here, this is a Golden Ale tending towards APA. Recommended.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned - handpump -Lower Red Lion St Albans. A copper coloured ale with a hint of hops. There is alight hop taste and it is a fairly typical English Summer ale. No more no less.
SilkTork (5296) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 May, 2004 JDW Victoria Station. Dropped in to the JDW at Victoria Station on the way home after the Friday session at the Reading Beer fest to find this on the pump. Hmm - the beer has more body than a 3.8%, in fact I considered it to be a Golden Ale that was heading toward an APA in style, which wouldn’t be the case for a 3.8% session beer. Moderate levels of citric bite and a mucky balance between crisp and sweet. [2.8]
July 2007 Kent Beer fest Sweet and juicy with a good bitter nibble. Well contained and well balanced. An enjoyable drop. [3.5]
July, 2013 JDW, Rochester. Great citric fruit character - good marriage of hops and malt. Pale orange colour. Phoenix have long used American hops in an appropriate manner, and this is a good example. [3.1]
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solidly malty mid brown session beer, along traditional lines. Lots of high alpha bittering hops, some orange marmalade and a rasping bitter finish with some roasty maltiness. Unusual flavour but grows on you. (cask in Smithfield, Manchester)
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber colour. Faint, vaguely hoppy aroma (served too cold by Wetherspoons as usual). Quite a flowery hop presence on the palate. Clean finish. A quite pleasant, sprghtly, session bitter - straightforward but satisfying. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London SW1.
imdownthepub (10721) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Orange golden beer with bubbly head. A little background malt but mostly a dry tobacco like bitterness, ashy and thin.
omhper (20162) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled cask conditioned. Pale amber. Aroma is dead similar to Swedish ’snus’, ie tobacco and raisin aroma. Rather light bodied, a bit sweet. Fruity. Just a hint of bitterness. Very flavourful for being only 3.8%.