omhper (18318) - Stockholm, 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.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light bread. Light body, light acidity.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
amber, whispy head, sweet malt and floral hop aroma, light body, funky flavor, slight bitterness, may have been good yesterday
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 1/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 3/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is medium malt, some earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, earthy/citrus hops bite.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma is light caramel. Light copper color with a minimal white head. Near medium body with coarse carbonation. Flavor is caramel with nearly enough floral hop to balance. Finish is mildly bitter. Somewhat of an over carbonated ESB (over the pond style). Works for me.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear golden color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of peppery hay. Taste is balanced straw, hay.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate smooth hoppy aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a smooth bitter finish.
Bov (8805) - 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
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at St. Louis Brewery Schlafly. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, grain), light hops (grass), light yeast (dough) with notes of apple. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
hopscotch (8367) - 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.