Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head. Amber colour. Little sun-stricken aroma w. sweetness and butterscotch. Silky palate. Well balanced w. emphasis on bitter finish.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber colored pale ale with an off-white head of some longevity, and little to no lace on this pour.
Grainy malt aroma, somewhat grassy and less than fresh. A little bit of caramel sweetness in the nose as well.
Somewhat of a thin mouthfeel, basic malt sweetness up front, and a dearth of hops leaves this pale ale unbalanced. The malt certainly grabs front seat, and it just won't let go.
Not a bad tasting ale, actually pretty good, and but for a couple of shortcomings, I would like this. However, at these prices, many, many stateside pale ales are much more of a value.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid Pale Ale with more malt and less hops than the American varietal. Not very complex but very easy drinking and great with a meal.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice EPA.Poured this into the fat 20oz. glass that comes in this little gift set.Sweet fruity/caramel malt aroma.This bottle opened like a volcano(strange)Nice english hops with a very tangy carbonation.A tasty session beer I will have every now and again.Enjoyable chalky finish.
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
"dwyerpg" put it best, "shot like finish" which i found incredibly unappitising.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with a big fluffy white head. Average English ale with sweet malt and a tangy hoppy bitterness in both the aroma and the flavour. Decent mouth feel. A better beer than my numbers probably reflect.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The clear glass bottle always makes me wary but here goes. Clear sparkling copper body. The light tan head is large and frothy. This beer looks very appealing in my Samuel Smith’s pub glass. The aroma is caramel malt pure and simple. The flavor is better then I remember from my college days, caramel malt balanced by just enough bitter English hops (EKG?). It is really quite a pleasant beer. The body is medium and a bit lively with the carbonation. The finish is smooth and refreshing. Just make sure the bottle is kept out of the light. I bought the “gift-pack” which came in a box with the pub glass and a few coasters. The box was probably key to keeping this one fresh and good.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a light pale ale aroma was sweet with some caramel notes. Taste seem very plain just basic maltiness and a slight hop presence. After taste was hoppy with a slightly offenesive, kind fruit aspect.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great pale with a lot of character, there's a distinct chocolate/coffee flavor that sets it apart from other pales i've sampled.
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 Bottle.Fizzy bland and boring.