rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got a slightly old bottle so it didn’t taste totally fresh but you could tell something good was behind it all. Not as malty at first as I thought and starts a little fizzy, smooths out and the various flavors hit you in different parts of the drink. I’d like to try the cask version. Serving: Bottle
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Bottle. Pours medium amber, smells musky and with hints of caramel. No head. Taste is fantastic to match aroma - musky and malty. Great.
Bule (973) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Nice mild hop bitterness that is smooth through the whole taste.
ludhaber (64) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was advertised as a pale ale and I think that’s accurate. Very good aroma and balance between hops and malt. The surprising part is the buttery texture of the beer, close to a good Pilsner. Very good.
VinegarStroke (297) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: clear, straw, medium head and good lace. Dull, yeasty, funky, aroma, malt and citrus. Dry, not sour but moderately bitter. Lacks depth of flavor. Very good commercial beer or weak craft beer.
This bottle might be stale.
PapaSkeetSkeet (953) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a cm of moderate-coarseness tan head that fades moderate-to-moderate-slow. Aroma of biscuit, some raw sugar, touch of banana (slightly caramelized), wet grasses and hint of mineral content and moist pastry. Body is watery with hint of oil, medium-light-to-light weight, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy, moderate burn. Flavor is biscuit, touch of grain, hint of banana, grassy herbal finish, refreshing bitterness with that revisits on the exhale, just a hint of astringency in it. Relatively weak flavor profile compared to the aroma and to bigger beers. Overall, a yummy bitter! I love the subtle banana notes (but wish the bitterness was just a bit softer.)
beer-yum (684) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deserved benchmark of the style (English Pale Ale). The aroma and flavour are significantly better than could reasonably be expected given the strength.
madchemist83 (118) - USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, dry hop in the nose. Copper brown with white head. Tea notes in the taste, blended with caramel and toffee. A bit of roastinnes. Like any British beer pretty drinkable.
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m excited to up my top 50 Bitter count to a whopping 2 with this one. It’s just sorta there, though. Mostly a sweet honey maltiness with a lively carbonation. Smell slightly skunked hops, a touch flowery. Kinda what I imagine when I think "bitter" except carbonated and a bit less hoppy than I’d like.
Beerhunter111 (8905) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, gehopft, getreidig, Äpfel. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, etwas nussig, getreidig, süffig.
sulawang (669) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours clear medium orange with a decent creamy head, a small layer of retention, sticky lacing, several clustered fast streams.
Nose: hops, sweet toffee malts (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: smooth, light fizzy, soft crispness
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee, light roast, clean grainy barley malt, grassy, orange, light metallic
Finish: mild citrus-soft bitter hops, lingering bitter hopped finish.
Summary: A clean, easy-going, sippable yet well-bodied brew. Not outstanding but decent.