Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine says 5.5% alcahol. Being in the mood I'm in, this is very good. Aroma is caramel, taste is smooth and malty. Body is light to medium. Aftertaste turns bitter, but not too much. Nice flavorful, malty, yet light beer.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, nice big white head. Aroma of fruit, toffe and some hops. Nutty and *fuggly" flavour with some spicy notes. watery and sour finish. Avarage again.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (There is a big difference in this beer between the cask and bottle versions). The cask is a very good bitter, while I would never buy the bottle again. The cask is a nicely balanced beer between just enough fuggles hops to go with a hint of caramel.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask: The beer is a light brown/copper color. Small head that lingers awhile. Good malty aroma. Malty taste, but not sweet at all. Still, there are hints of caramel to the taste. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very smooth!
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I think my beer was a bit off. It had a quite plain taste with a sourish twist to it.
dtimko (3) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bitter as I was expecting, with a very good taste. Only wish I could get this in Georgia.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a limpid deep ruby color, the head pythonic in size, frothy in texture, and a light tan color, as it dissolves the lace left behind forms a thick sticky sheet. Mostly malt in the nose, fresh, crisp and clean, sweet caramel with the start sweet malt, the top moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has a perky acidic bite, the hops splendid in their spiciness, very dry aftertaste, quite a quaffable beer in its own right. Been looking for a bitter to have on hand as the temperature climbs here in the desert, by George I think I found one, now I need to get my packy to stock it!
Hansen (5447) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gets better after a couple of hours open. A fine ale, amber and a fine head. A little sweetness and a lot of pure bitterness.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting - the ride from sweet to bitter is good and much like the Riggwelter I also tried recently, but not as well done. In this beer everything seems a touch too bright and finely accented, from the bold fruitiness to the herbal close. It's like the fluffy neon sign version of the other. I actually get some cheap alcohol tinge despite the mild abv.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is oodles of burnt malt in this very rustic bitter. Rustic by flavour and by colour. It has a flavoursome spices in the finish and doesn't overdo it with the hops, but does finish on the sweet side. An impressive bottle to boot. Tastes far better by bottle than off the tap, perhaps as the tap variety has a lower ABV.