madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Off white medium head. Sweet and light hoppy aroma with fruitnotes. Flavour is grassy and somewhat artificial. Ends up in a medium bitterness. Is dry.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottle brought back memories, since the cask version was one of the first real ales I ever tried, at the Waggon and Horses in Newmarket. The U.S. version is a clear deep golden color, small white head and solid lacing. Aroma is slightly sour citrus, straw, white bread. Taste is slightly more bitter and peppery than its British forebear, with a dry and lager-like finish.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Copper amber colour with forced head. Firstly, thank you to my local wine merchant for picking this up fo me, it was nice to make the comparison with the originals. The biggest difference is the amount of CO2 forced into the beer, much too lively for our tastes, this gives a tinny, lemonade flavour. There is a sweetish malt with caramel, but very little hop impact. Lighter bodied than the English version. Not to my taste.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a large off white head. Aromas of carmel and toffee with a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee and sweet malt with a bit of fruitiness and a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a tiny patchy white film. Aroma is malt (medium roast, nutty, biscuit), yeast (dough), caramel, and some sour fruits (peach, grapes). Noble hoppy that is drying, medium bitterness and acidity, no sweetness, metal finish and lasting hop flavor. Light bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I dont really like this beer. Watery flavor, boring aroma. Almost as if a US macrobrewer got their mitts into this one. Skip it if you can.
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, light amber ale with orange highlights. Small, creamy, almost white head. Everlasting retention. Delicate aroma of caramel and the buttery esters provided by the ringwood yeast. Perfectly balanced flavor. Sweet, caramel malt and more-than-slightly bitter earthy hops. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Finishes buttery, caramely and faintly dry.
hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a light amber color with a large off white head. Aromas and tastes of malts (caramel) and light hops. Not bitter at all - no real hops in the taste. Watery body. An OK beer but but nothing special.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Amber beer, thin white head. Light caramel wiht a heavy dose of cherry fruitiness in the nose. Sweet UK-types of molts. Flavour is good, sweet combination of malts and cherry esters. A bit of lingering herbal bitterness. Decent enough, if a bit simple. Somewhat too sweet.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355mL. Rating #500 for this beer! The pour is a clear golden amber with a healthy, sheen, creamy off-white head. Nice retention and big lace. Nose up front is old toffee and Worcestershire sauce. As it warms the nose is just 100% red apples. Maybe cinnamon baked apples...almost to the point where it smells like cider or mulled apple cider. Taste up front has that Worcestershire oddity plus a little soapy and bitter baked red apple skins. Very bitter apple skins. Finish is wildly soapy and very bitter with metals and iron. Not bad per se but very odd. Much better than I expected given that it is a low abv English beer contracted brewed at Shipyard.