imdownthepub (11145) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Brown amber beer with short lasting head. Sweet malty beer, toffeelike, fruity, carbonated. Pleasant bitter finish though boiled tinny.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale brown, red tinting. Grey-brown head, quarter inch. Smells sweet, tinny, cardboard? Quite bitter tasting, long finish. OK.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a nice orange color like in the picture with a thick lasting white head. didnt really deliver lots of variety but did have a nice strong pale ale taste.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Forms a large, white head with a nice amber body. Has a nice warm taste that has a hint of staleness, possibly from the clear bottles.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I personally think that the commercial description is way off on this one and I am a big fan of SS beers, but this was very boring and bland, with little to no hoppiness present. Over the tops with semi-sweet maltiness, and a kind of doughy aftertaste. Has that distinct SS flavor to it, but there is no saving grace with this one.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color just like in the picture. Aroma is malty for an EPA, usually they have more hops than this. Not too many hops and very bland. Washes down some chili very well.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber with small head, leaving just a trace of lace. Little malt aroma. Bitter malt flavors finishing kind of watery.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too bitter or complex for a pale ale. It has that distinct "Sam Smith" smooth and hollow malt flaver. A nice beer with fine food.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color with long lasting head. Flavor is decent with a slight sour aftertaste.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Slight citrus smell; dark amber color; the finish is a little too sour for my taste (On re-rating, I found this much better.)