alexsdad06 (5577) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, mild fruit character, a mild hop profile, with light bitterness, seemed older and rather bland.
Skinnyviking (7141) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Sweet and mild malt straw aroma. Thinbodied and somewhat watery malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long dry finish.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little more hops makes this a little better than the Oxfordshire for me. Pours amber, a little light than Oxfordshire ESB. Light citrus dose here, texture is a little cloying. Cask at Churchkey.
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber with an off-white head. Bit of bread, bit of earth, bit of straw, bit of vomit, bit of caramel, bit mellow, bit bland, bit boring. Dull for the strength.
PonderStibbons (10) - - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A generic bitter, not overdoing it either way, not a roller coaster ride. Looks good, rest average good.
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is berries/fruit, English hops and malts. The flavor is malts, berries/fruit, biscuit malts, toffee and a tart/citrus finish.
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light, clear copper with a chunky off-white head.
Aroma of apples...malt.
Taste is softly fruited and bready.
Light hop bitter.
Nice, if a bit simple and plain.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, from Jungle Jimís in Eastgate. Clear orange color. Good thin off-white head. Little lace. Medium body. Smooth light - to - medium carbonation. More clean finish. Mostly clean malt-forward biscuity flavor, little metalic.. Saw "roast malts on the description. That is interesting. Kind of sweet, light bitter, with a light hop profile, but mostly just muted. Not bad, though. Itís English-style all around, and a solid example of that kind of pale ale.
olio (6281) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090215.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of fruits, malts and hay. Flavor of fruits, malts and some caramel.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 21/12/12. A brown beer which poured headless. Sweet and fruity. Earthy with a slight tang of tartness. Some chocolate malt notes but itís the sweetness which dominates.