beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer gives me good memories of sneaking a few pints into the lawn at Wimbleton to watch Henmin and Rafter play. Nothing particuarily special about this brew, but nothing offensive either. Bitter hops, nice malt. Liked the nitro can.
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too shabby, a nice beer to introduce to America and we are gladit’s here. A little different than Boddington’s or Guinness.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A below average beer with nothing really to recommend it. I’d rather not bother. Bland, weak and no character. Looks the part, but that’s about it.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The official beer of English rugby, if I’m not mistaken. Um, just short of decent, a weird very bitter taste. Slightly crisp. Not something I’d prefer.
vanvenlo (1217) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
28 May 2004 - Slighly floral but Inauspious aroma. Head retains, good sheet lacing, amber clear colour. Flavour isa fruity hop, leaves some sweetness and some hop bitterness, light mouthfeel, smooth flat ana a lingering bitterness.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Old Bay. Served under nitrogen, great creamy and long lasting head. Lots of great malt, easy on the hops, easy on the alc. Excellent session ale, great at happy hour (compare to Yards hand pumped ESA)
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro keg at a cricket club pavillion, nr Drayton Manor Park. OK, palatable, but uninspiring beer. Nice tawny colour, and the nitro stylee, does indeed make it very smooth and creamy. Sweet flavour, medium bitterness only and toffe notes.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange to brown colour, high white head. The official description is quite right: soft and creamy. Good hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A beer made to taste like a bitter, I suppose. Avoid at all costs unless on cask. The "smoothflow" crap is just miserable, as is the widget can. Basically, you can find a better bitter pretty much anywhere.
shrubber85 (7554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 I guess I was influenced by the fact that this is the official beer of the English Rugby team. Not bad - malt/hop aroma, dark tan color, low carbonation with full malt and moderate hops flavor with typical ale sweetness with a bit more bitterness to it than other English bitters. Not bad but not my favorite bitters.