jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangepeel, wood and christmas spice aroma.
Dark amber, low carbonation, fairly large stable head.
Flavor does not match the exiting aroma: Oranges and dry wooden notes still there but to a lesser degree. Spices and slightly dusty english hops are appareant as well.
Fairly light body and a slight fizzyness.
English hop and wood aftertaste
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Mark, the owner of the White Horse in London, England gave this to me from his cellar when I left his pub. At the time he gave it to me, it seemed like he thought it was from the moon. It was special to him, that’s for sure.
Devastatingly attractive. Dried herb in color.
Orange hits the nose first followed by cotton candy, coriander, allspice, peach, doughy yeast and a suggestion of cellar mustiness. Brilliant nose.
Obviously aged and incredibly smooth on the palate but the cellaring destroyed the hop presence. The flavor is faint, light in body but still delicious providing a light fruitiness throughout.
This beer was such a damn tease!
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 a very nice balance between nutty, woody, warm malt, spicy, liquoricey hops, and plenty of plummy fruit depth. salty and dry in the finish, with an average level of bitterness. very drinkable and well made, undoubtedly the best coors product i have had.rer8: resiny, earthy dryhop nose with intriguing trappist heavy stonefruit. taste is bready, caramelly and earthy, rich, fruity and juicy like biting into a ripe blood plum. finish is nicely balanced between peppery fuggles and nutty, caramelly malt richness. quite salty to cut through the sweetness. bitterness is slightly metallic though. like coopers might have been once i think, a characterfully fruity but dry ale.
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First brewed in 1820. Good balance. Fruity and hoppy. Full bodied satisfaction. Traditional. A good English bitter in the bottle. Pale Ale. Whatever.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned. A wonderful beer, with a decent amount of hops. Some fruity notes detected, apple and possibly orange. Some spiciness. Nice dry, bitter finish.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at Derby Beer Festival. Cask White Shield seems to be a rarity. Thinnish flowery aroma, wonder if the hazy orange body is due to this being an early sample on the first day? Robust orange notes to the flavour, reasonable matl/hop balance. Guess I’ll have to try bottle conditioned as well to see how they compare.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber coloured. Loads of malts and hops in the aroma and in the flavour. Full bodied and full flavoured.
bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light copper coloured body with a foamy off white head. There was good lacing and the head stayed around for the journey. Hops on the nose along with some honey that seems to come and go. Grainy malt initial taste followed by fruity hops, almost a creamy texture, medium body and nice bitterness at the finish. Good beer, even the bottle presentation scrubs up very well. Cheers!
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 13 June 2004 - Sweet lolly light hop aroma with a hint of musk. Clear light brown orange, some haed retention and sudsy lacing. Sweet light fruity brew, with high hop flavour. Slight Fizz but thinish, with slight pleasent, musk-celery aftertaste.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Candy hoppy aroma with clear red amber colour and good head and lacing. Malt hop flavour with crisp sharp palate.