Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Originally reviewed: 6/10/09. This is the Whitbread brewed in OH, so it is technically not really Whitbread. Alas...
Pours a deep partially-cloudy amber with a big billowy off-white head on top. Nice retention leaving some sticky lacing. Smells like banana bread, caramel, brown sugar, beans, and malty biscuits.
The mouthfeel is disappointing. There is a decent amount of visible carbonation in this beer, but it does not transfer to any sort of bubbly mouth. This is very flat and wet feeling. Flavor is of bubblegum, honey, and finishes with a sort of dry chalky sweetness that is different.
This is an interesting brew to say the least. Different smell, different taste. If they could fix the mouth on this, this may be more drinkable for me.
Swaroga (1347) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Clear amber with a small white head. Nose : Caramel malts, little alcohol. Fruity aromas. Sip : A bit foamy body with small carbonation. Toasty malts overpowered but hop bitterness. Still moderate but definitely dominating hops. A could be a second glass beer. Nothing special though.
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Joes and DutchDrebus. Thanks Joes for sharing. Nice amber color, but not a good smell. Malt and caramel. Low to medium body, low to medium carbo.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice taste with a creamy feel throughout. Dark copper color, sweet caramel malty aroma, flavor is malts and caramel. Medium body with a hint of alcoholic bitter finish. This used to be one of my favorites.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an amber golden body with a white pillow head. Aromatically malty body with notes of caramel, cereal, light sweetness. Light earth tones, finish is flawed with a hint metallic and lightly bitter. If not for the metallic note would have been better.
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown-amber, small whitish head. Aroma of caramel malt and really nothing else. Taste is watery caramel and a slight touch of hops. Thin. Like watery bass.
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, $1.50 loose at HyVee, Storm Lake, IA. No expiry code. Twist-off cap. Poured in my Sam Adams glass, thereís a slightly cloudy brown beer under a thin head. Some sediment left in the bottle. This has gotten old, I think, probably why it sat in the loose rack. Oxidized, slightly phenolic smell that I canít count against an undated bottle. At least that means thereís malt in here, and thatís plain with the taste. Itís malty sweet, but a bit medicinal. Hops have dwindled away. Hate to knock a beer for being past its prime, but I canít rate based on what I think it would taste like. Clearly a chance for a nice, malty English beer that is, it seems, not easy to find where I am.
gururyan (609) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Moderately bitter, medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, sour finish that was unfortunately long. Avoid.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark hazy amber brown with a lacing beige head. Aroma of mild floral hops, fruit and toffee. Taste is a little too sweet. No bitterness whatsoever, just a fruity floral hoppiness. I know itís not supposed to be very bitter but come on this is just weak. Medium body, medium carbonation.
jsj2210 (1) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a little cloudy but the mediocre reviews this beer has received is because of inconsistent preferences of the individuals who have rated it. A superior taste that has good balance between flavor, bitterness and aroma.