mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2000
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve been drinking Whitbread for many years now and it seems that the quality and taste profile of this brew has gradually diminished over the last few years. The intense toasted bread aroma and taste just isn’t there as it used to be. Still a decent English Ale, but not the brew it used to be.
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2000
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing much to say about this brew. Not much aroma, not much flavor, average color and average mouthfeel. The pinnacle of mediocrity.
PhillyBeer2112 (2729) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Re-rate from a better sampling. (Cincinnati brewed bottle). Dark reddish color, with amber tinge, full head. Nice looking beer. English ale yeast fruitiness in aroma with moderate earthiness and caramel malt notes (Maris Otter?). Well balanced flavor, with full nutty caramel malts and nice backing bitterness. Low on hop flavors. Smooth. Well done pale ale and quite drinkable.