pivo (2571) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity nose of apples with cinnamon. Orangy-amber color and frothy head. Substantial malt body with a nice hop finish. There is a slight chemical-like aftertaste that I didn't appreciate. Fizzy mouth feel and medium bodied.
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 Big, lofty and lasting head above a clear amber. Mouthfeel was soft, light, maybe even a bit watery with a light carbonation. Malts had notes of caramel and toffee, though subdued. Lingering bitterness has a flowery aroma. Only slightly cloying.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt alcohol nose. Light red color. apple malt taste. Thin. Not much going on here.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 In a blind tasting, I think anyone could mistake this for an English ESB. Actually a very good ale that reminds me alot of Fullers and other English brews. Nice bittery malt flavor that intensifies as it warms. Overall a good ale that I will buy again.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 beers with no end in sight. On draught in the terminal of the Orlando airport. One of the more entertaining names for a beer I have seen lately. Pours a light amber color with a thin white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is malty with a nice fruit bouquet. Buttery caramel malt flavor was nicely sweet over a medium body. Very light hops in the finish. Not too complex but solid.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 Draught
Light amber color. Poor aroma. Pretty smooth, a residual sweetness and some caramel, but not enough malty nor hoppy.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rust color.Nice white frothy head. Lacing was tight. clear in the glass. Not much visible carbonation. in the nose, mild malt, cookie dough. not much else. Taste starts slighty sweet and acidic. Finished bitter. Average length. Palate was a little soft. Not bad.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange color with a thick white head. Bready smell. Dry, with a sweet apple taste to it.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber, medium white head, malty nose with hints of fruit and spice. Very grainy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Hints of diacetyl, but only hints. A touch of fruitiness. Slightly harsh.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old Thumper has nice hoppy nose. The flavor is on the hop side of balanced but there's plenty of malt in there as well.