anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty fruity aroma, hints of dark fruits. Malty caramel, coffee flavor. Long malty aftertaste.
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at GBBF] Amber colour. Heavily resiny. Sweetish and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Astringent very resiny bitter finish. Unrefined, but certainly sticks out.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light orange pour, with a medium layer of fairly coarse off-white bubbles. A sweet, flowery hop aroma with marmalade and light carmel. Briskly hoppy, with a toasty sweetness and a lingering orange peel flavor. After the real ales I’ve tasted recently, this seems highly carbonated stuff. But I can’t say I mind: this beer seems right being a little bombastic. And while it’s entered here as an ESB, it strikes me as being properly hop-forward enough to be an English-style IPA, as the label insists. Or just stay as listed here.
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear, sparkling, deep golden beer with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty aroma with some alcohol notes. Too weak I think. The flavor starts off with alcohol, but soon replaced by a sweet maltyness, caramel and hops. Medium to full body, with a very high carbonation level and sweetness. Quite sugary, malty finish. Maybe the carbonation level is to blaim, or maybe my expectations were too high, but I was disappointed. (060712)
radiomgb (2247) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPla target=blank>The Beer Shop in London, England. Orange-amber in colour. Long lasting fluffly off-white colour head, beautiful lace. The aroma was of light citrus (lemon and oranges), pale malts and a bit of caramel. The flavour is wonderfully bitter, floral, herbal and citrus hops, light bready malts, caramel sweetness. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness. Wonderfully refreshing.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle, a slightly hazy and carbonated amber with a thin bubbly head. A strong sweet yeasty aroma with caramal and a lingering tartness left in the nose. The carbonation is present in the mouth, disguising what is a creamy mouthfeel initially, but moves to a strong sharpness with vinous flavours.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 02/06/2006. 500ml bottle, discounted, from Rumble’s Wellington. Beautiful bright shiny copper, pinkish tints in the light. Large off-white airy head thins and laces. Barley sugars, pear, winey, sharpish yeast notes and some warm esters. Bone dry in the mouth, fruity, and quite yeasty and tannic on the palate. Strongly bitter middle-finish. Stonefruit lingers. Lightweight and prickly. An interesting drop but a bit sharp in the mouth. Riesling on the nose, cabernet sauvignon in the mouth.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew marked best before 9/24/99 poured a large sized head of foamy mostly diminishing finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated golden brown colored body. The aroma was mildly malty. The mouth feel was slightly acidic and mediumly tingly from start to finish. The flavor contained notes of mild malts and hops.
hotstuff (4072) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned. Medium sized fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, fizzy carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet, and a fruity nose. Flavor was bitter, sweet, malty, and a wood finish. Tingly, thin palate. Light-medium body.
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Bottle 08-04-06. A warm golden colour, pleasantly hoppy and bitter. An excellent beer really enjoyed as had not had it for some time. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov16 3.8 Had this again Bottle picked up at Waitrose, Wallingford, Oxon 15.11.11 consumed the same day Pours amber with large foamy sticky white head, really sticking to the glass on the way down. The carbonation is quite busy initially but settles down after a while. Flinty nose, wet pebbles, touch tinny, with some dusty hops. Quite soft in mouth, a little orange but there is a huge lengthy bittersweet rush, finish is a little dry, toffee and malts show more as this warms, good beer. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7