NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent example of an English-style beer. Many American brewers take it too far. This beer is right where it should be; offering some really nice characteristics but maintaining a high level of drinkability. The beers pours an orange-tinted amber with a nice, but somewhat short lived head. The aroma has an extremely nice, softly fruity character. A creamy mouthfeel and well rounded lightly caramel malt flavor is backed by an expansive but restrained bitterness. Again, this is very English in character. The finish is lightly dry; and will probably leave you with a nice hop burp! A very nice, restrained English-style ale.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really special or bitter... I prefer the extra bite of their IPA.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
tastes like coffee to me and is way to thick and way to dark for my taste buds.
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Low aroma-sort of hoppy metallic. A notch above average flavor. Somewhat bitter but the metallic flavor is a detractor. Slight trace of maltiness. Good body.
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Light amber in color, good head for the style and maintained lacing down the glass. Aroma a little lacking, but overall a great session beer. Malty and sweet with enough hops to keep it from cloying.
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good and easy drinking beer.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like your typical amber ale...not too far off a Rickard’s Red aroma and appearance. Plenty of carbonation keeps this beer fizzling on the tounge down to the last drop.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Silght hazy orange copper color with a thin off white head. Malty bready aroma and slight indication of hops. Full body and mid carbonation. Thin malt flavor thats almost fruity. Soft bitter bite of hops. Fairly even finish. An average esb. I like mine to have more complexities.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Like the copperish amber color. Taste was nice. Nothing special but nice when your low on cash.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma. Red amber with strong carbonation and a medium head that lasts. Flavor was mild malt upfront with a hint of hops in the finish. A good session beer.