Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is about the best English pale I've ever had. Fruity, malty, smooth as silk with a slightly bitter finish.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a pleasant aroma, but not special, small but lasting head. Amber color. Has a very ver dry, but nicely hopped taste.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great copper colour, not much head retention. Biscuity aroma with some diacetyl and some stale sherry.
Light on for malt, flavour-wise, but pretty hoppy. Slight acidity and mild roastiness in the back ground.
Kinda complex I guess but not that drinkable really. Bit of a disappointment.
Lubiere (12371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red coloured, no head. Aroma of malts and gin. Slightly oxidized. Nice whiskey malts tatse with smoked peat, and a light sourness. Medium bodied.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut with dissapearing head. Lots of malt and fruit in the nose. Flavour has a big burst of caramel sweetness, then some hops and lots of woody bitterness in the finish. Very good indeed.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An old standby from the dark ages when there were no micros. Copper color (look at the bottle in the picture!), good creamy head. Aroma is faint, a bit of that apple note that you really only get in Brit beers. Flavor is of mild toffee, a touch of apple, and bit of earthiness, with the signature Samuel Smith's buttery finish. Nicely restrained. "No sex please, we're British."
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Great por with a thick rich head. Very little lacing. Great bitter taste. Closer to a bitter than a pale ale. taste is of slightly roasted chocolate and fruiity. Very clean smooth finish. Great clean, bitter beer.
DocLock (9363) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one tastes more like a British mild/bitter than a pale to me. Pours a "JAck Daniels" color. Tastes very dry, with hints of caramel, hops, and cognac. Finishes dry, smooth, and slightly tart.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A copper ale with an earthy hop and malt aroma. Some caramel makes an appearance up front before becoming increasingly dry and minerally. A crisp, biscuity maltiness and moderate hop bitterness lead into the dry finish. A solid, flavourful, English pale ale (which is what you would expect from this brewery). If you can get a bottle that hasn’t been in the light, great; if you can get a fresh bottle, even better.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark pale ale??? Aroma and flavor is made up by fruit, and toasted malt with spices. The bitterness is very powerfull.