Swaroga (1480) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mediocre. Nothing exciting. Easy to drink and the carbonation is medium. Watery and bread like taste.
JohnCook101 (350) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light copper, small off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly herbal. Flavours of light malt, a little straw, light citrus, slightly spicy. Mild to moderate bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Pleasant enough.
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus and some hops flavor malts spicy citrus spicy and some hops in the finish
melush (983) - SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, caramelo.
cfrancis (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light copper with a small off white top. Aroma is caramel, earthy hop and a small metallic finish. Taste is mainly earthy hops with caramel sweetness from the malt but there is a weird metallic hint over all.
UXO (420) - CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale amber with a fat finger of light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is biscuity pale and caramel malt, very faint apples and grassy hops. (5/10) Taste starts mild malty sweet, gives way to moderately strong bitter. (6/10) Medium to full body, prickly to moderate carbonation, lingering bitter astringent finish. (4/5)
Not quite the bland Marston brew I feared it would be, to be frank. Although it initially smells like a plain old typical ESB or EPA, the taste is a little surprising: a fairly well-balanced mild malty sweetness gives way fairly quickly to a little more enthusiastic bitter than I expected. The finish is bitter and astringent, with green apple tone making it a little puckering. All in all, not unpleasant, and I’d have another. (12/20)
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Dull gold with an average white head. Grassy aroma and hop profile on lightly sweet biscuit malt. Pithy dry bitterness doesn’t overwhelm. Not bad.
Freaky_tiki (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pulled from over priced & underwhelming 6 pack sampler at the LCBO. Not as bad as I feared. Not as musty & grumpy as the style sometimes is. There’s an interesting green apple note in the background that saves this from being banal. Enjoyable enough.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 6, 2014
Part of a 6 pack of Marston PLC beers. Pours a golden-red colour with a thin off-white coloured head. The aroma is light caramel, weak floral hops, and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is bitter hops, grains, and a weak fruit tone. Not a bad beer at all.
TheJester (1963) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle. Slightly hazy 910 orange with just a ring of head. Fairly typical malty, syrupy aroma. Typical of a lower class bitter, that is. Almost smells as though there may be corn involved. Taste is a little better, as there is a hint of fruit near the end, but it is lacking in any other redeeming qualities. I hope that this was better before Marston took over Ringwood.