dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask version. Clear amber in color with a large dense white head.Distinctive fruity aroma mixed with some subtle hops.Slight touch of diacetyl to go alone with mild hops and a dose of malt.Quite refreshing and an easy drinking ale.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carmelly nose with a little spiciness. Small, eggshell head that lasts a while. Healthy carbonation for an English style ale. Good caramel malt flavor with some fruitiness from the yeast and a decent balancing hop bitterness. A little bit of buttery flavor as well. Good hop flavor in the finish. This seems to be more of an ESB. Decent English session beer that is made here, so the price is untouchable. Better and much cheaper than Bass. BTW, this brewery lists ABV at 5.9%.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have seen many descriptions of this beer, but I believe it is sort of a pale ESB, and a good one at that. Ringwood fruitiness with a nice hop flavor make this a good quality ale.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramelly, roasted malt aroma. Slow carbonation with an off-white head and amber body. Caramelly flavor. Good session quality. Rich enough without being overpowering. Very solid. A good go-to beer.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy nose, with a thick white head and golden colour. Sweet with some creams in the taste. Overall an easy drink that is very pleasant.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with floral hops evident as well. Rich caramel malty flavor with a nice bitter and spicy finish. Medium body and mild carbonation.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/copper color with a frothy white head. Nothing significant to the aroma but it was pleasant. Good, bitter flavor.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, large head, didnt notice much fruit in the aroma. very quaffable, malty , with a nice light bitter finish. Pretty decent.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not great for number 700, but better than many other US micros with twist-off caps.
freekyp (1855) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with full rocky head. Spicy nose with evident apple overtones. Malty flavor with slight sweet, dry finish. A fine pale.