UXO (191) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with a short finger of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty moderate lacing. Nose is fresh light English-style hops and light caramel malt. Taste follows suit, balanced sweet malt and dry, almost earthy hops. Medium body with sustained, almost prickly carbonation and a lingering bitter finish.
Now, that’s a decent bitter. Sufficient malt to support the earthy dry hops, but not so much that the sweetness is overwhelming. I’ve been pretty down on English beers lately - other than IPA’s, obviously - but this is quite nice.
waiake (52) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep golden brown with a brief head, hops & faintly malty aroma with fine mildly bitter spicy hoppy flavours, nice, shame I dont have another
mt_hall (111) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear, dark copper colour, with a decent foamy head and lively carbonation. Fresh hoppy aromas (subtle English hops, that is.) Sweet malt flavours are balanced by fresh hops and then a dry, earthy finish. Clean, refreshing, and well balanced. Pretty good.
angel77 (909) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella se 50 cl en el festi de Avilés el 11_08_2014, en el momento. Color ámbar bronce con poca espuma blanca. Cuerpo ligero a medio. Más sabor del que me esperaba con toques maltosos algo tostados y dulces. Buena.
matstrange (65) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely creamy head lasting longer than most. The beer itself is a dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. It has quite a malty flavour rather than a happiness of other pale ales but it’s throughly enjoyable and worth picking up a bottle of.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head. Excellent bitter hop and malt flavours. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.
magpieken (49) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. BB Jan 15. Pours a pale amber colour with a pillowy off-white head which persisted. Restrained aroma of honey, fruity hops and sweet, caramel malt. Light sweetness at the start gives way to a mineral, light to medium bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced and very easy drinking.
Rob_D_UK (752) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown pour with flecks of ruby. Frothy head clings to the glass. Malt, fresh bread on the nose. Well balanced and somewhat fruity.
Mr_Pink_152 (665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from co-op supermarkets. Clear amber colour with a creamy white head. The aroma was grainy, and lightly sweet. It had flavour of grain, herbs and a mild bitterness.
Maxbier (218) - Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Copper color with huge white head. Aroma is faint malt. Taste is medium malt and hop balance. With slight bittering in the finish. Nice classic pale ale.