radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/england/ target=blank>The Beer Shop in London, England. Orange-copper in colour, quickly dissipating thin tan coloured head, some lacing. The aroma is lightly sweet, some smoke, bready malts, very light caramel. The flavour is mildly malty, some peppermint, caramel and bready malts, light smoke. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lightering with a moderate bitterness. Showing signs of age one year past the date.
Best Before September 2005.
vanvenlo (1085) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
27 Mar 2006 - Compost sweet malt aroma. Medium brown colour, good head and good suds lacing. Roasted malt flavour. Thin roasted malt finish.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark orangie colour with a big off-white head. Malty, spicy, herbal aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange coloured with a solid beige head.
Aroma of malts and caramel.
Flavour of malts, caramel and hops.
Lunkie (1303) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is not very plesant perhaps sulpher. Clear red brown colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter malt flavour. Very thin. Flat palate.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 13/03/2003
Amber mid brown coloured and strong in alcohol. Some wheat aroma. Slightly dry bitter malt finish.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma very weak caramel, the very head small disappears after a matter of seconds, not much lacing, light to medium bod, low carbonation, slightly malty and dry, unexcitng finish. One of the things I love about British ales is they mostly carry a description of the beer on the label, but it is missing from this bottle, I wonder why! Give Traquair House Ale a try, gorgeous stuff, but not this, drinkable but bland. Try again Traquair.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Traquair Bear Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep copper to tawny brown color, with a bubbly white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very interesting. Aromas of biscuity malt, and some dry, herbal hop aromas, marry with the aroma of oak. The palate is firm, with pleasing biscuity pale malt flavors, paired with a touch of sour fruit flavor, and notes of oak. Bear Ale finishes with more malty and oaky flavors up front, and ends with a refreshing slightly sour and oaky edge.
This is an excellent Scottish ale that is very distinctive due to the fact that it is fermented in 200 year old oak fermenters. This beer is brewed exclusively with pale malts, hopped with East Kent Goldings, and picks up that deep copper color from the oak fermenters. I enjoyed the malty and oaky aromas and flavors of this beer, and that touch of sourness in the finish. The bottled version of Bear Ale comes in at 5% abv, making it a little bigger than your average "session" beer, but no less drinkable
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
For me to rate a scotish ale, from a renowned brewery, is near unheard of. Aroma has some spicey bittering hops which dont pair well. Taste is harsh bittering hops which leave a bad taste in my mouth. Bad beer, from a good brewery.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I was getting very drunk by this, but it was a little golden dark coloured, very strong and heavy.