thebeertourist (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-coloured with rich, creamy beige head that laces nicely. Floral and malty aroma. Caramel sweetness meets refreshing hop bitterness, developing into a very dry finish.
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Bottle. Dark amber beer with beige head. Malty aroma and taste, with hoppy aftertaste. Some floral tones. Original rating: 4-3-6-3-13-2.9 (050904) Rerate 060908: Copper beer with a beige head. Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and some fruity hops. Malty flavor with caramel and a malty finish. Medium body. A bit too malty for my flavor. (060908)
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A brown ale with a small head but lots and lots of flavors, and a deep lingering aroma. There are plenty of hops that enhance a very round and enjoyable bitterness. Not very sweet, but lots of bubbles. An excellent beer to enjoy at any occasion.
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A brownish bitter, quite highly carbonated.Some hoppiness but a fairly mundane bitter-cant really be called extra special.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber with small head. Intense aroma and flavor for 4,5abv bitter. Malty, hint of sulphur, nutty and very long bitter finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colored with a disappearing off-white head. Quite heavy sweet malty and spicy aroma with cookie notes. Malt and spices in the flavor as well, typical English though more flavorfull than the average English ale.
Ungstrup (29142) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brown beer with a disappearing beige head. The aroma is very hoppy (goldings) combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is dry with notes of roasted malt, caramel, and hops.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige head. Sweet marcipan aroma. Some hops. Hops, fruit (apple) and light malt in the flavour. Is light bitter in the end.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle. Served in O´Hara´s stout glass. Amber color. OK head. Very ’English’ aroma: slightly sweet, biscuity malt background; lightly hopped. Flavor is well-balanced: pleasant, biscuity malt, and mellow hops. Pleasant mouthfeel.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The colour is medium deep copper; the rather airy pale beige foam is two finger thick. Looks like a classic ale to me.
The smell is fresh and a bit chemical, I noted some hops, both bitter and aroma. It is a bit roasted with sweetness and a slight metallic finish.
The carbonation is good; maybe the bubbles are a little too small…
The taste could be summarized in “A good no-nonsense English ale”: A mild somewhat sweet a fruity, flowery touch develops into a large balanced bitterness with a slightly roasted touch. A dry bitterness and some sweet-burned malt dominate the long aftertaste.
This is a great everyday ale!