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.
daknole (10828) - 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 (10532) - 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.
shrubber85 (10243) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Berry/apple malt and light pepper hops aroma. Clear amber color with moderate head and very nice lacing. Smooth apple and raspberry malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Has a nice mouthfeel - llike a handpumped ale that is usually absent from US ales. Good stuff.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, 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.
jercraigs (9528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden amber, small creamy off white head. Toasty malt aroma, yeasty character, light grassy-chlorophyll notes. Flavour has a moderate bitterness to it, and a tangy toasty malt bite. Bit of a yeasty character underneath, light caramel malt and toffee. Lingering bitter finish. Smooth but average palate. Decent but not entirely satisfying.
DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to obeygiant for this one. Pours dark straw/orangish. Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, slight honey. Tastes malty, with a nice caramel, honeyish finish, along with some finishing hops. Solid, firm mouthfeel.
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"fairly standard entry into the esb catergory. sale at scolari’s for a $1 single. had with dinner. grainy malts and a touch of bittering hops, that’s about it.
BVery (9291) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a smaller white head. Earthy and caramel malt, somewhat dusty. Finishes dry.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - 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.