LED40 (56) - - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A tasty but fairly basic ale. Strong hoppy smell, light amber colour, taste again is bitter hops. The beer is slightly lacking in body so the mouth feel is a bit too thin. Overall an enjoyable brew but not very memorable.
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had the English pale malts up front with that typical sweet soapiness and still letting in a some grainy cereal notes.
The taste was mainly sweet through the cereal notes and malts but a biscuity breadiness ended up surrounding the flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as it left a certain smoothness that I normally get when I drink English pale ales.
Overall, not a bad English pale ale. I suppose it would make a great meal with fish n’ chips.
OOKPIKABLE (51) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with thin head. Aroma of lipstick-remover malts and boozem tastes of malt, honey and rum.
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours gold with a white head, tastes of buttery caramel and citrus, decent bitterness to it, okay beer
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Biernavigatie. Clear golden with a small white head. Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Bitter with smokey tones. Grass, smoke, malts and hops. A good combination of smoke and bitterness, overall it’s quite refreshing despite the smoke.
Canmoore (236) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden with a wispy white head, aroma includes notes of fruits, straw, light roasted malts, and caramel. Tasting notes include flowery fruits, ripe fruits, nice malt backbone, and a slight bitter finish. This is an excellent bitter, not spectacular but it is above mediocre!
sinfull (787) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is floral, malty and caramel. Taste of caramel and bread with medium hoppy bitterness . Nothing very interesting , but decent.
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml at home,
Clear golden pour. Thin white head. A decent beer. Not as good as their other beers.
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big Guinness glass, ABV 4.5%
Deep golden yellow colour on the body, clear, with a small white head on top, soapy, with low retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of grass, light straw, faint citrus, ash.
Nice taste with unexpected smoke on it and light peat, some light citrus too, malts as it warms up, nicely bitter with good duration.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Very nice, I didn’t expect the smokey character on it.
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une LCBO de Ottawa. Dégustée le 2 novembre 2008. Bière dorée limpide. Mousse très peu, col mince et éphémère. Très peu effervescente, pratiquement aucune bulle. Odeur de miel et d’herbe/foin. Très douce, assez sucrée, un peu amère en finale. Saveur un peu sucrée, genre ginger ale, plus ou moins agréable. Manque de caractère, un peu fade. Aurait gagné à avoir un plus haut ABV.
SarkyNorthener (1691) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from morrisons. Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is quite a lot of smoke, caramel and malts. Quite suprising, not sure if the smoke is intentional, but seems to improve the beer. Good.