imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Asda, Leamington Spa. Deep amber with white head. Hacking away through some old and dusty bottles, this was a pleasant reminder of happy times with Ridleys brewery. I couldn’t make out the BBE, but it had to be 4 or 5 years since I bought it. Decent caramel malt, some roasty then sweet notes, toffee. Little sign of the hop though, but there is a sharpness to the finish. Reasonable.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head, quickly disappearing but leaves a good lace. I drink this one in April 2005, 8 months after the best before date. The color is amber and the aroma is malty. The flavour is initially sweet and malty but then comes floral notes and a moderate bitterness along. In the finish is has notes of roasted malt and a fairly OK bitterness.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mid, golden amber beer with a thick white head. The nose is clean and distinctly malty in the beginning, this is then followed by a slightly sweet, floral hop aroma. The taste is dry on the palette, the hop element being the more predominant. This is underlined by a malty touch that leaves a balanced flavour in the aftertaste. (Bottle - purchased from the Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk before the G.K. closure).
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear and golden with a small white head. Floral hoppy aroma and malty taste with a medium bitter finish. Still on sale in Asda, but within a couple of weeks of best-by date.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Malty, florel, hay aroma and a sweet dry malty taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Aroma of malts, grape fruit, pine needles and hops.
Flavour of hops, fruits and pine needles.
RichardGretton (4114) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with dry, hopped and fruity aroma. The flavour is well hopped and caramel. Overall a good beer.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Fully golden or light amber, clear with a limited head. Focus in this beer is the amazing Challenger hops leaving a beautiful flowery aroma, but not much bitterness. Light sweetness in the palate. Another fine example of a light ale with lots of flavour. 101204
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter and hoppy with a trace of citrus.Very pleasant mouthfeel with a lingering bitter aftertaste.A pleasant beer.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pasturised and/or filtered bottle from Asda, High Wycombe, Bucks. Average bottled bitter. Nothing special, seriously cheap (99p), though.