Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffee and vanilla with floral aromas.
golden with nice creamy head.
toffee and vanilla, very grainy flavoured, biscuity malt and floral hops.
fairly creamy with well complimented bitterness.
very nice beer, excellent with a meal.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
07.02.04 Big ol’bottle. Pretty honey gold pour; even creamy head. Suspended floaties like sea-monkeys all over the place. This beer’s aroma seems more complex than I’m capable of figuring - vinous, toffee, ripe summer fruits, yum! The flavors continue the aromas, plus the introduction of some sour notes, musty barn, some aged cheese in the front. Apples at the finish. Really a great beer, IMO, and underrated here.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow/gold color with a white creamy head. Aroma of herbs, bread, fruit. Mildly sweet and fruity on first taste but with a dry, refreshing finish.
skaughty (642) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After a prodigious effort to open this beast- poured with a nice fluffy head and vinous aroma - like a dry white wine. Flavor was of pepper and not very complex. Finish was long and dry - slightly acidic.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
big rocky head, Aroma is faintly remiscent of an australian lager with a hint of something musty about it, disconcerting. Palate is harshly carbonic. I have to say this is dissapointingly similar to a VB, no weird ass aftertaste and so on which transaltes to this being a good example of an australian mass market lager. I feel stunningly ripped off. So much so that I am going to wait and try it at various temps up to room to see if something (anything) good comes out of it.... nope nothing did.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with a huge white head. Spicy, citris aroma. Spicy, lemony and sweet tasting.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden color, small white head. Smells just like budweiser, skunked hops. Taste is nothing: bad, cheap hops with soap and faint berries for malt. Aftertaste is nil
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this some years ago and was dissapointed with the recent sample.Thats not to say that it isn’t a very good beer-just that my memory was of a world class beer.Full of malt and body but not overpoweringly so despite it big 8.5 strength.Slightly sweet and very complex.One to search out and savour.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh, this was OK. Foamy head. Clear golden pour. Smelled like a Budweiser or something. Kind of sour flavor. Malty, and kind of dry as well. Not as good as the Southampton, but that’s expected from me!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale hazy yellow big foamy white head. Aroma is skunky euro lager. Slightly bitter yeasty very thin with a soapy aftertaste. Dissapointing.