ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent beer on all fronts. The color is exceptional. Clear reddish amber beer with exellent lacing and body. Another exception beer in a series of fine beers. This one is the true essense of fine British Ale!
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to brown colour ,nutty malt flavour with a hop presence on the finish not a big fan of pale ales but this one was great.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Crystal clear bronze body, rich sudsy white head, and good lacing. Nice nutty caramel malt and fruit flavors. Reminds me of caramelized apples. Medium sweetness and silky palate with a sour finish. A fine bitter.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good amber color,small white head that faded fast leaving a slight lacing.Mildly malty aroma with a nice hop presence.Nice malty flavor mild sweetness in the beginning that changes to something slightly sour then changing again to a mild bitter hop taste.The after taste was was malty and hoppy with a nice dry finish.A pretty decent brew and well worth having a few around.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is amber-red with a frothy tan head. Looks nice in my Duvel glass. Had a wiff of skunk when I popped the top, but the aroma in the glass was roasted malt. Flavor starts sweet them a mild hop bite and finishing somewhat dry. It's a keeper.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this pale. Granted I have'nt tried many pales yet, but this beer was appealing in appearance and like all Samuel Smith's had a nice frothy head that dissipates very slowly. A rather full mouth fell and a nice smooth texture, made this beer enjoyable to drink. A mildly hoppy finish, and a some what sweet aftertase. Could use more hops but still a satisfying brew.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunkedy, skunk, skunk, skunk. Head was good lacing was good. Color was nice red/golden. The mouthfeel was good, the finish was nice and bitter, but of course skunked.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm a big fan of this beer. Poured a lovely head with some lacing. Left a slightly malty aftertaste. Nice palate, could taste a touch of sweetness. If you like Brit beers, try this one.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty light amber orange-brown xtal clear colour under a large fine bubbled foamy pale orange head. Mild hops and slightly stronger malty biscuit aroma with a hint of something metallic. Soft smooth to bland palate. Mild malt and bitter flavours and classic stale bitter Brit pub finish and aftertaste. Nothing really to get excited about. It reminds me of Circle Master and Goliath more than Ripon Jewel or Adnams Extra.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather unremarkable pale ale. Very mild. Malty flavor, mildly hoppy. Color the same as the picture. Kind of bland all around.