Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale ale in the sense of Bass...in other words, the malts have more definition than the hops. Not very flavorful. Finishes like a watered-down Bass Ale. As with other Schlafly ales, this one seems bred for the masses, and remains quite drinkable despite its nondescript, bland nature.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with a good head. Excellently smooth. But this has only a light character ... I guess it's a good mass-drinkable beer and is well-balanced. More character would've made it superb.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
No discernable aroma. The faintest hop flavor, but that's a reach, really. A ghost of a real beer.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very little aroma with wery faint hop and malt flavors. Unfortunately, there's not much here.
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2004 Smells and tastes more like a Kolsch than a Pale Ale... sorry, English Pale Ale.
Crystal clear golden hue with a small, fizzy, white head. Fully diminishing with no lacing.
The aroma is lightly malty, earthy and straw-laden. Light notes of English toffee and butterscotch. Also, very lightly citrisy in the nose with a touch of honey.
The flavor is well balanced, but thin. Lightly malty up front. Very lightly bitter, astringent and tart on the backside.
Light to medium-bodied with a very lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Medium-length, crisp, clean finish with a hint of pungency at the wee end. A good Summer beer.
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
red-amber colour, almost no foam, licorice and fruity nose, sweet and watery with a late bitterness, bubblegum-like finish - artificial and bad
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer smells and appears a lot better than it tastes, a bit of a letdown.
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2003 Bottled. Pale amber. Fruity nose with notes of cherry. Sweet and completely dominated by crystal malt flavour. Low hop rate and near watery mouthfeel. Low bitterness. After their Pilsner and Winter ESB this was a bit of a let down.
JOHO69 (2) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best I’ve had in recent months smooth and clear
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly not as big as some pale ales, but still nicely done and really clean. Flowery aroma with a hint of orange peel, malty with a slightly bitter finish. Mine is the New Ulm version, and as usual is first class.