kiwianer (2917) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is good, the body brown. It smells malty, watery, mild. The taste is mild, a bit creamy, sweet, malty, soft. Medium 12/8/7/7/-/7
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle and Draught. This beer was probably quite good before the mass availability of craft brews. Now it is just a plain old simple ale without much going on.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with huge foamy head and lots of lacing. Sweet malt, light caramel roast, light bitter finish. Thinner than appears by the looks. OK, no surprises or major disappointments. Macro that has more taste than most of them.
brleo (50) - - JUN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of my top three beers, a beautiful choice to go with a hearty meal. Aroma is dominated by roasted malt and caramel. Pours a warm reddish colour, decent bit of head when done right. Lovely flavor, not too bitter; rich and satisfying, barley abounds with a nice bitter-ish finish. Not too carbonated, goes down nice and smooth. Overall, a hearty ale that I find far more filling than a Guinness. Pairs well with an Irish stew by the fire.
Vinx (39) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heterogeneous foam, dull red colour, it’s taste lacks in strongness and roundness. Too much watery. Useless beer.
alexandersh (193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; Color: Golden/ Copper. Aroma: Smells exactly like a budweiser. Flavor: Has a surprisingly light taste. It has a nutty flavor, pretty simple and fresh. Not my definition of craft beer, but ok.
chris83282 (4) - - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can?t get enough of this beer. It is a smooth ale no after taste. Tastes the same from start to finish. I like to make Blacksmiths tastes great with Guinness.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pitchers, Örebro, on May 24, 2013. As "Smithwick’s Superior Irish Ale".
Clear copper to brown color, dense milk white head. Caramel, fudge, toffee, cream, malty (particularly English style malt like Maris Otter), grainy, dry taste. Slight roasted, butter, dry, grainy aftertaste. Spritzy fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty, sweet, fruity, caramel, butter, English malt (again I’m thinking Maris Otter) scent.
Jimthechap (1324) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I cheated a little bit with this beer, meaning I tasted it before I gave it the full stare-down appraisal, swirl and snort and then a carefully considered mouthful. I looked, I thought and I tried because this at its heart is pub ale, meant to be quaffed, not subjected to critical review. A review would say it has a gorgeous mahogany colour, good lace and a cream coloured head; it would have aromas that are malt driven and biscuity with treacle tart; and flavours of the same with a mellow bitterness. Alright, I gave it a hasty review, but the essence of my message should stay the same: good pub ale for sessions. Bang on what I love.
royston_v (1) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at a hotel bar in Leixlip. Served in an attractive branded glass. Dark oak colour with frothy, lasting head and lively rising bubbles. Slight malty aroma. Tastes clean, crisp and refreshing but bland.