PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden ale, short white head. Aroma with bread (a bit brew mashy?). Hoppy flavour (kentish...). Nuts. Perfumy. Overall pretty average stuff.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Until they rid themselves of the clear bottles, make sure the bottle you get is fresh. It gets skunky really fast. I didn’t like this as much as their other beers, but it was far hoppier than I expected. A nice surprise.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale amber bordering on orange. Gemlike clarity- holding my glass up to the window, I see an upside-down fisheye miniature of the outdoors, in perfect detail. Almost nonexistant carbonation nevertheless maintains a thin, very white head. Earthy barnyard aroma followed by sweet freshly-mowed grass and brown sugar. Maybe a little skunked? Clear bottle, y'know. Thin caramel flavor, brown sugar again, and a whisper of hops. Watery finish tastes like an ESB cut about 6-to-1 with water. It's like the ghost of a beer: it's there, but completely insubstantial. The flavor actually fades the more I drink, becoming merely colored water. What a gyp!
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is light hops. Appearance is light cloudy orange with a light white foam. Taste is bitter-ish. A bit dry. OK.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden/amber colour with an off-white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Flavour is piney hops.
LarryBeast (611) - - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy golden yellow with thin wisp of head. Wheat, hay and apricots - but generally faint in aroma and flavour. Light all through. Not bad, just forgettable.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nose of floral notes, hops and some cream Carbonation, hoppy and dry with a crsipness an alcoholic/vinous aftertaste. Enjoyable.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yuch. No good. Definitely skunked completely. Clear yellow, no head. Sweet flavor like a Molson. Leads to a dry finish. Poured the rest out.
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, "Circlemaster". Slightly hazy, pale golden colour, small white head disappears quickly, minimal lacing. Intense aroma of apples and malt, some hops. Hoppy, sour citrus notes and bitterness dominate at first, but the finish is slightly sweet, with a wee touch of banana lurking through. The sour-and-sweet character makes Circlemaster a very refreshing pale ale (a premium esb it is NOT), though I’d marginally prefer the same company’s WychCraft blonde.
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden-copper color. Aroma is light, slightly hoppy, and slightly skunky. Flavor is refreshingly light. Nice solid hop flavor, but not too bitter. A slight bit of caramel malty flavor. Crisp. Slightly thin on the palate.