muzzlehatch (4601) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro can. Still like the way these things look when they pour, but the smooth soft mouthfeel does not compensate for loss of bitterness, complexity, and aroma. Smooth, sweet, reasonable maltiness, but ultimately unmemorable. Some nice caramel, and reasonably "fresh" tasting.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Light amber, OK but fading head. Aroma faintly of apples and gentle malt. Apple flavors dominate, hint of malt, bit of bitterness at finish. Better than expecting from Greene King.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very simple, yet enjoyabele "Pub Ale." A wispy head sits atop an interesting tawny color. Sweet malts on the nose and palate.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had avoided this one for years due to the stupid looking bottle and the stupid price we pay for UK imports, however I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's not such a bad drop. It's certainly malty with a little bit of toffee, I couldn't describe the hop flavour though, just a pleasant mid-palate bitterness. Not bad, but I'm not going to pay $9 for another.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. It starts out sweet and malty and then turns towards a bitter finish.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper color with small tan head. Malt and caramel aroma also a little skunk aroma. Sweet caramel and malt taste with a little bit of hops.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
interesting bottle and cap; maybe just a gimmick, but i bought it anyway.
not-so-subtle malty hoppy aroma, with a pungent skunky overtone (probably a result of the clear bottle?). very bitter at first, but it smoothes out into a good balance of malt and hops. buttery and roasty. appropriately small level of carbonation, and the finish is crisp and clean. not my favorite, but i'd buy it again....
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt, hops. Pours a very nice copper brown, head is dense and tan. Caramel in the flavour with hop bitterness. A typical British pub ale.
Sigmund (6643) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml oldfashioned milk bottle - nice design. Copper coloured, moderate head. Lovely hoppy aroma, hints of ripe fruits and caramel. Bramling Cross hops account for a distinct bitter flavour and aftertaste, quite dry - I'd like some more malts to balance the hops, but that's the style, I guess. Still, this is a nice beer - will definitely buy again.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma with a touch of sweetness. Medium off-white fully diminishing head - looks a bit still and heavy. Nice mild bitterness balancing a good malt base with a sweet and earthy finish. Medium mouthfeel appropriate to style. On tap at Mr. Pickwick's in VT, USA.