Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Cloudy light brown with a small head,toffee satsuma and lemon smells with a citric pine taste and a bitter fin,good stuff.
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and very clear.Some bitterness with a presence of hops and fruits. This is an example of how to bottle a bottle conditioned ale. Will others please note.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malt spice, honeyed aromea. Pours a luminiscent orange cloudty beer. Oranges, spices, tangy and hops. Malty and sweet in the finish. Really nice.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle at Home 27/04/2010
Fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Small white head. Amber coloured and fruity with an orange flavour. Crisp dry and slightly nutty malt finish.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lively pour, hazy copper with thick creamy beige head. Aroma yeast, citrus, caramel. smooth toffee malt flavour, fruity and with citrus amarillo hints. creamy mouthfeel, short citrussy finish. drinkable and quite refreshing.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Tesco, Oxford. Dark caramel color with a light tan head. Pleasant earthy, minty aroma. Rustic caramel malt sweetness, soft resin hop touch, dry finishing with just a little citrus note. Lively, interesting, a very pleasant surprise.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a white head, not very pretty. Caramel malt aroma, sweet and tempting. Taste has citrus, malt and cold tea. Mid bitter finish. Pretty good for an own brand!
scotty (1137) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An attractive beer deep amber colour with a fairly thick white head. Nice fruity aroma and hints of spice too. Good robust palate pleasant malty character. Reasonable finish.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 August 2008 500ml bottle from Tesco. Slightly reddish tinge. Nice hop flavours - amarillo hops are always very tasty. Malt is clean and pleasant with a gentle toffee sweetness, though is mainly a clean, fresh base for the aromatic hops. This is a lovely beer. If the malts pulled more, this would be splendid. [3.4]
Oct, 2010 Bottle from 2007. Pretty much what I said in 2008 for the fresh bottle applies here, though the hops are little muted and rugged, with some stewed tea flavours coming in. It’s a nice beer without being amazing. [3.1]
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden brown (texture like sun) with thick mostly lasting off white head. Decent amount of hops and fruit with a lick of sweetness. Pleasantly surprised, it was ok this. Although I think it was more expensive than Orval which they sell in the Handforth store. Which is taking the piss.