Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber with a thin tan head...smell is warm with pine and citrus...taste is a little thin but excellent earth flavors...nice...
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Had a big nose. Taste was slightly medicinal, but in a nice way. Slightly dirty tasting with a ferric hint. Not my cup of tea, but I can see how other people could enjoy this. Thanks to maelb and Kevin42.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I finally get to try this.... The modern bottle, painted directly on the glass, is exceptionally well designed. An orange/lemon fruity twange comes out of the caramel. Gentle aroma. Good frothing head, golden color. Lingering simple bitterness but the flavor is more pedestrian. Thinnish body. Not all that remarkable in my opinion; the aroma trumped the flavor by a wide margin. Thanks maeib and Kevin42!
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden color and a big off white head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Bitter taste in a medium body. dry finish. Not bad.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is a light malty base with a light bitter finish. Rather thin.
gwoodin (40) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Low on flavour, with a slight sulphur taint.
This beer has had several changes of brewer in recent years. It may be nostalgia, but "it dont taste like it used to".
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled 500 ml. Amber medium offwhite head. More malty than hoppy not as complex or hoppy as I would like
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear, amber ale with a frothy, khaki head. This stuff smells a bit fruity, but tastes a touch like iced-tea with fizz. It’s not offensive at all. The bottle says IPA, but my nose and taste buds say English pale ale or maybe even a bitter. This one would make a pretty good session brew.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, not overly strong, fruity, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, some earthy, grassy, berry, not especially bitter. Medium body. Would make a nice session beer.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark bronze with a rocky off-white head. Good carbonation. Aroma is citrusy with pine and wood notes. Fruit (apricot?) and wood in the medium body with a dry, marmalade bitterness to finish.