Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold with low carbonation, bright white head. Aroma was of organic character with slightly sour over lap and pale malt. Medium bodied. I would say it was even salty -sweet, fruit white wine as well. Interesting.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is yeast, malt and lemon, yellow, pours a small white head. Flavour has yeast, malt and some lemony notes. Light bodied, a bit sweet. Ordinary. Thank You very much Michael Robis of Chester’s Beers of the World, Hamilton!
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pale ales are common in Belgium but I believe rather rare elsewhere. Pilsener golden with a small head. Comes with the vinous character of the other Usher vintage beers, but completely lacks the juicy fullness from the darker malts. A bit like a dry sherry. Almost no bitterness. Very unusual if not to say unique. 260603
imdownthepub (10626) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Light yellow gold colour, whispy short head. A fruity, banana and vanilla concoction with a tangy hoppy overlay. Sharp thin finish. Quite disappointing.
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is fresh and fruity with metallic notes. The color is orange and it has a small fast disappearing head. The flavor is flat, fruity, and metallic. All in all a weird below average ale.
rauchbier (3633) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright golden colour but poor head and moderate condition. Initial shortlived aroma of hops, some background hop flavour, but dominated by a nasty cheap lager like taste. Reminded me of Fischer Tradition, which is no great reccomendation
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sharp and acidic beer. A cross between a pale ale and a cider. Unusual, but no better for it. Ushers Ruby is a classic - buy that instead.
omhper (19926) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden ale with vanilla tones. Malty and flavourful, but still the least interesting in Usher’s vintage range.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complex, vinous fruitiness and thick slice of malt. Nothing wheaty about it. A very unique ale, as it brings flavours typical of an English golden ale, but much bigger.