lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light ambercolored beer with a nice appearance.Fine aroma’s off sweet malts and a fine touch off roasted nuts.This beer has a fine round taste off nicely roasted malts underbuild with a good dosis off fine hops.In the end it is drying out a little.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 A dark brown (not pale!) beerwith a fruity aroma. The taste is bitter with a hint of caramel but also some off-putting metallic notes. Drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells slightly metallic with a sweet malty backbone. Smooth on the palate. Nice amber/honey color. Taste consists of loads and loads of sweet malt. Clearly an English pale.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brown/amber, large fluffy smooth white head, which fell to a thin layer. Initial aroma common English Pale/ESB (roasty, nutty, almond,) also slight metallic, light alcohol, and a slight hint of sour to the nose. Flavor very thin, noticeable malt base, metallic bite to the middle, which I did not enjoy, not much hops, nutty. Body thin/medium. Drinkability low/medium. Not all that bad, just something is off.
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a thin head that lasted but had no lacing. I thought it was a bit dark for a pal ale. Looked like Newcastle. A bad taste that didn’t sit well in my mouth. I haven’t found a Sam Smith that makes me really want to buy another yet.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great pale ale. Nice, smoothness for a pale ale. Too bad I had to drink it out of a plastic cup. I’ll get more soon. It might be my favorite of the English pales.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some skunk and metallic hops mix with sweet malt in the aroma of this clear copper beverage. Body is somewhat sweet with light caramel and brown sugar flavors. Metallic hops accentuate the malts. Decent, but there isn’t much going on here.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter and smoother than other bitters I’ve had. This is good stuff. Average amount of hops. Pours tan with a big head.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear light brown, orange color with a tan head. Fortunately, not skunked. Rather surprising being it was shipped all the way to Japan! Sweet specialized malt scent. Sweet with a dank basement quality, a pleasing mild hop bite. I can see this being a pub favorite.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This may have been a bad bottole, as it smelled pretty stunky, but tasted ok. Fair amount of bitterness and some fruit, but the skunky scent overpowered any other flavors that may have been present.