imdownthepub (11294) - 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 (11100) - 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.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Name: Old Thumper
Date: September 01, 1994
Source: The Coat of Arms,
Appearance: redish amber, thin head with nice thick lace
Aroma: pleasent hop aroma
Flavor: nice bitter hop flavor with a slight underlying malt character, bitter finish 9/94: smooth, slight bitter, comes on strong, smooth finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, 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.
madsberg (10684) - 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.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent ale. Amber, almost orange pour. Nose and taste of light bitters, citrus and spruce. Rated 1/14/03
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown Location, Charlottesville, VA. This is a Shipyard beer? WTF???? Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops notes and faint anise. Taste is caramel, spicy, minty and peppery hops, graham crackers, green apple and fruit loops. Thin-medium bodied.
daknole (10255) - 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 (10077) - 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 (9734) - 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.