ChainGangGuy (4494) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a brownish, tea-colored body with a small, bubbly, white head. Time to dive in! What are we Thwaitesin’ for?!
Smell: Pretty wimpy nose here. Bits of malts, brown sugar, and leafy hops, but only bits mind you.
Taste: Dry, biscuity malts with a toffee-minded sweetness and hint of brown sugar. All of it pretty thin. Hops come across with an herbal, tea-like flavor and a restrained bitterness. Dry, waterlogged finish. So clean, light, and empty you’d swear it was a lager.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation. Fairly watery.
Drinkability: Light in body and flavor, it definitely does make for extremely easy drinking, but it does remind me of a slightly watered down cup of tea. After all, you can’t spell "Thwaites" without t-e-a. And "Lancaster", I guess. Oh, and "Pasteurised".
SSSteve (3919) - - JUL 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pleasant caramel and dry dog food(in a good way) malty aroma with a touch of lemon. flavor is malty and sweet with caramel, and a twist of lemon. a rusty amber beer under a small off-white head. medium bodied and smooth. its o.k.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bargain Booze, Hazel Grove. Reddish amber with white ish head. I use the word ish a lot. It’s not that I lack the vocabulary, it’s just...whatever. Malt, hops, bitterish. My head hurts this evening.
johndoughty (4217) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a medium body. Bitter with a slight hoppiness.Lasting pleasant mouthfeel.i liked this more than I thought I would.
madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish hue with little to no head. Sweetish aroma. Very bland originally and watery. Some vegetable overtones and caramel infusion. Too weak.
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Bargain Booze, West Kirby.
Bottle. Pours a dark reddy amber colour. Aroma is malty with some caramel. Flavour is somewhat lacklustre, malty with some hop bitterness, but verging on the bland, and a bit of a chore to finish.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle 500ml. Hoppy malt aroma. Pours a clear amber. Lacy tan head soon dissolves. I found this one had a metallic taste about it but little else to speak of. Quite thin on the palate. Not particularly drinkable as far as Iím concerned. I bought a Thwaites selection box - but I wish I hadnít! This is the fourth different brew Iíve tried and theyíve been pretty disappointing overall.
May 5th 2008 Re-rate: This stuff gets worse. This is a Best Before End Sept 2008 bottle and it is foul chemical, heavily metalic taste. Thatís it for me, definately no more Thwaites brews for a long while.
berkshirejohn (5030) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Deep gold with a white head; leafy hop aroma; strong dry and grassy hop flavour, with more dry hops on the finish. If you like hoppy beers, this is a must.
gowdy (851) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. hay, grass, amber, clear, aminimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation,
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This dark amber beer has a nice head and the aroma has hints of malt and hops. I also find roasted malt and hops in the flavour and there is a nice bitterness from the beginning, and it develops in the finish, where it becomes both dry and bitter. Actually so dry, that I have to have another sip :))