minutemat (745) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle from Tanner’s Wines, Shrewsbury. Crisp, caramelly, malty, fruity, tasty.
cbfobes (2107) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear amber with a white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma is sweet with some bread and caramel notes, the flavor is much of the same, crisp and easy drinking, nothing blows you away with this beer but it’s just drinkable all around.
SpongeRuiner (532) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transferring rating from Beer Advocate. Not a bad beer at all. Nice crisp and clean taste. Pretty refreshing.
Chudwick (1717) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle sold as Organic Pale Ale - pours amber with offwhite head and decent lacing. Nose is musty pears/apples and brown sugar. Fruity and effervescent. light to medium-light body. very upstanding. Not what I expected.
Niall73 (917) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bb May/14. Pours a light amber colour with a white head. Orange, caramel, cakey aroma. Light body, mild carbonation. Some orange, caramel, ginger cake, malt loaf and a little lemon. Nice.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a 550ml brown bottle, attractive graphic design and foil, into a nonic pint glass, just the way God intended it. It poured a reddish amber colour with chill haze, moderate cap of beige foam, tight little bubbles, and lots of fine lace. Intensely fruity, caramelly, an exquisite balance of malty sweet and hoppy bitterness, notes of orange marmalade, golden raisins, caramel apples, dried apricots. Delicious aspects of kettle caramelization and open ale fermentation. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, well-rounded bready mouthfeel, tangy hops and fruity esters last long into the aftertaste. Simultaneously complex and easy-drinking, this is fecking delicious beer. Absolutely my kinda thing, puts stateside pale ales to shame.
shaynsawchuk (340) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 mL bottle. Pours light ruby with a thin head. Caramel, bread, apple and spicy/herbal hop. Moderately sweet, balanced by a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with moderate plus carbonation. A nice ESB.
MichaelAwesome (2790) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Quite easy and uninspiring with some cookies and nuts in the aroma. Simple, drinkable and not spectacular. Classy one with no highs.
McTapps (2799) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out clear amber with a low head and medium body. Little disappointing aroma of old caramel and old malt. Taste of malt, old hops, bread, honey, caramel and straw. Hints of basement and dust. Expected it more aromatic and fresh in taste, so there stayed a small disappointment in the late finish. Boring, uninteresting and more than average.
jmohno (998) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As organic pale ale: Pours an Orangish-copper-slight red, light head but frothy/creamy, medium carbonation consistant light bubbles leaving it a creamy cap all the way to the end.
Buttery caramel aroma. Very slight fruit/spice. Some mild bready yeast.
Taste is malty full bodied,carmel,carmel toffee, citrus,slight orange, semi-sweet, some mineral,some minty-pepper in finish but maybe more of a mild citrusish bitter. Possibly some slight bannana/clove/spice. Smooth slick,a bit of an off/old yeasty flavor now and then.Overall I think this is more or a esb, but again an english pale ale is more like an esb than american pale ales. A nice bitter nonetheless.