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 (2660) - 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.