beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really good Pale Ale. very hoppy, very crisp. a mild copperish color in the glass
shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours amber with 1 finger white head. Herbs and lemon with sweet malt aroma and taste with a touch of skunk. Smooth and watery with an herb after taste. Low on alcohol content as well. Nothing noteworthy, wouldn’t try it again.
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smoother than expected. Not too hoppy. Lighter amber color. As far as Pale Ale’s go, given my inclination towards them, decent.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color with a thin head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Flavor is tart and bitter, with a smooth finish. nice beer.
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Duvel tulip, cellar temp. Best before Jan ’08. Clear reddish copper. Big fast white head, poor lacing. Aromas are malty, herbal, piney. Light to medium body, thin texture. Sweet malty flavor, dry bitter finish. There was a metallic quality which ruined it for me.
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very hoppy and sweet. Very pretty dark amber color. Flavor isn’t too hoppy-- slightly bitter with a nice smooth finish. Good pale ale.
calivania (62) - USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Rich and chewy. Has the freshness of spring and the thoughtfulness of autum. Just enough of everything -- malts, hop, even attitude.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a light tan foamy head. Aroma is sour and just weird, not sure what it is. Has a medical, plastic aroma, weird. Tastes better but there is still something a bit off. Taste though is dominated by sweet caramel and roasted malts which give it good character. Just wish that smell was better.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of malt, caramel. Taste is malty, caramel and a slight amount of hops.
FleeVT (40) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bomber with no date, poured into a pint glass. It pours a clear burnt yellow with a nice size head. There is mild carbonation action after the initial pour. Floral sweetness on the nose with a faint hint of hops. Something else there that I can’t place my finger on.
The flavors are quick to the palate and leave a nice dry finish. Bitters from the hops dominate. I was surprised that this was only 4.9 ABV as it was almost like the bitterness was trying to hide the alcohol. It’s a medium to light bodied ale with moderate carbonation.
A bit bitter for my liking, otherwise I’d call it a session. Definitely worth a try. I’d pair it with with anything grilled on a summer day.