superspak (4400) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/8/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is bitter and grainy. The taste is more of the grainy bitterness. Just a touch floral. Medium body Nd medium carbonation.
alex_leit (1742) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden amber color with good white head. Aroma: citrus, floral and fruity hops, malt and white bread. Taste: light, clean and refreshing, watery, white bread, some citrus acidity, fruits with shortbread, dry aftertaste.
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, seems fresh. Amber, white head. Citrus, pine, some honey. Light bitterness, finishes British biscuit malt. Lighter body, short finish. Drinkable.
dlovell2 (1625) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is carmal malt with citrus, herbal, and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt up front with an earthy herbal, citrus, pine hoppy finish. Clean crisp finish. This is one of the beers responsible for my interest in craft beer that I had back in 2003. This beer is true classic.
Quick3Beers (810) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an straw from a bottle, grassy notes, seemed more like a lightly hopped pilsener taste-wise. Okay beer.
jrodooo5 (1442) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plain w/out flaws or anything that makes it stand out! Light coppper pour w/ a thin white head & a bit of lacing. The aroma has some subtle malt to it. The taste is dominated by semi sweet malt that makes the beer pretty drinkable. It’s light & good for summer but to call this a flagship beer is a little scary & concerning about what else they have to offer! Mediocre at best!
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear medium amber, small frothy off-white head, lasts for a while, fair lacing; malt aroma, toasted bread, barley, caramel, bit buttery; mild taste, light to medium sweet and light bitter, caramel; light to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, smooth aftertaste, slightly more bitter, malty, nutty notes; pleasant.
meireteixeira (170) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cor dourada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de média persistência. Aroma e paladar lupulado. Bem equilibrada.
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while and leaves fair lacing. Smell and taste malts, some bitter, slightly hops. Not very outspoken, no flaws, pretty straightforward. Average body and carbonation.