SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best by 11/03. Classic APA color. This sample tastes a little old; slight metallic taste. Very sweet. Slight bitter character. An average American Pale Ale at best.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, deep amber – almost brown – which is the colour you want to see in a pale ale. Brown sugar is the most dominant scent, followed by chocolate and caramel. The palate is nice and dry, with bitterness dominating the flavour profile, followed up by cherry pits and wood. After warming up a little, some malt begins to show through as well. It’s bitter character would match quite well with charred food, hot of the barbecue. I’ll take mine with pork chops.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very faintly hazy amber under a large white head with generous full length lacing. Pleasant floral hops and lighter malt aroma. Medium light body. Medium floral hoppy and lighter fruity malt sweet flavours. Short softer sweeter finish and then back to a more bitter aftertaste.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Bought from the combo pack with Griffon Rousse, Blonde and Apricot beer.
Nice dark golden brew with a nice head that stayed for a while. Medium hoppy for a pale ale but still not too complex. Nice brew for those hot summer days beside the pool. Better then most pale ale I’ve drank before...
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottle @ Victory Cafe. Dark amber body with a moderate creamy off white head (3+). Fruity aroma with modest hops and surprisingly noticeable alcohol, much more than it should have for such a low abv brew. Similarly fruity flavour is roughly diminished by a strong alcohol presence that is not particularly well integrated into the rest of the flavour. Average palate. Not a great example of this beer. Disappointing. 6/3/5/3/10 - 2.7
<P>July 2003. Had mixed experiences with this. One tasty too warm and too fruity, one perfection of a pale ale at St. Lawrence beer festival, and one unbalanced hop profile on tap. 4/3/5/3/12 - 2.7
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Pale amber color. Appealing bouquet of spices and yeasts. The taste is well pronounced and balanced: a little of everything from flowers to spices, from malt to hops, from sweetness to bitterness. MUST be drunk as close as possible to the bottling date to be truly great and reveal all the subtilities of its hops
GregClow (2975) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice orange-red-amber colour with a decent head. Aroma is spicey, sweet, slightly floral and holds a hint of brandy as the beer warms. Caramel malt and honey notes in the flavour, followed by a great blast of citric and flowery hops in the finish. Great stuff.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Nice earthy brew. Great color and fair head. Satisfying. Quite hoppy with a fruity aspect. Better as a winter warmer beer than summer thirst quencher.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very yeasty, lots of fruit. very british. sweet, light in body. nothing special
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(best by 05/01, tasted 6/15/03): Clear amber body with small light beige head. Aroma is sweet floral, very inviting. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, slightly fruity, finishing earthy/floral bitter. Pleasant medium body.