ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper with a billowy head that quickly diminishes to a gauze-like cap. Not what I was expecting, but not bad. Nice balance of hops and malt. Bitter, though not overly so, with nice caramel notes on the finish. Very drinkable and one I would buy again.
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bronz színű,nem túl tömör habú főzet.Az illata mint a tavaszi virágzó mezőé.Komolyan ez jutott eszembe róla!Gyógyfüves,gyümölcsös,virágzó komlós íze van,keserédes hosszan tartó utóízzel.Ebből bármikor,bárhol,de legfőképpen társaságban beszélgetve.Nagyon finom!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours hazy copper, small off-white head, with some lacing. aroma of sweet malt, citrus hops and sour fruit. no sour fruit and little citrus in the flavor, dominated mostly by a ceramy caramel. medium bodied, with a full-mouthed creamy kind of finish. overall, too light, too creamy. i detect no hoppy citrus which was disappointing, and knocks my rating down a point or two.
RickS95 (36) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, the name and the bottle alone score points with me. Not exactly what I think of when I think of beer from the UK, it seemed a bit of a hybrid between what I’m used to in the States and what I get from overseas.
What I liked about this beer was the taste and the finish. Mouthfeel was fresh and crisp. Sip after sip, I expected a bitter finish, but it never came. You know the bitter was there, but it was subtle, giving it a nice drinkability.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste 7/8 Bottle Date:7DFI 12:12? Looks: Gold, white top. Aroma: Sweet malt, yeasty sour, mild floral hops. Taste: Nice even bitter. Sour and bitter evenly mixed. Tea, lemon, grain. Nice in the southern humidity and sun.
FatPhil (9135) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Same bottle as in image, so presuming it was 4.5% not 5.2%
Fruity Citrus aroma. Quite sticky bitter hops. A bit drying. Fruity and sweet. Passable bitter, but too drying for the style.
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unknown if this is the 4.5 or 5.2% version, but label matches that on screen left. 500ml (?not specified) bottle. Pale amber with a fleeting head and poor lacing despite adequate and lasting carbonation. Faint lightstruck aroma, rife with green banana, pistachio, and cherry aromatics.. . lychee and orange juice in the background.Sweet/tart and brown sugar flavor also features pear, tobacco, sour apple, and bacony phenols. Despite its watery heft, the mouthfeel is slick and oily. The finish: creosote, paper, and mushy old peaches. Grassy and overly tannic aftertaste. Overall impression is of a good ESB mixed with muddy water.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze color with average head. Great lacing. Aroma of yeast and floral hops. Slightly fruity malt flavor with a nice semi-sweet dry finish.
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
straw colored best bitter....great label....a good fall beer.......worthy of a try...widely available
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze color with a moderate sized head that dwindles down to a ring of foam. Leaves thick lovely lacing. Nose of bread and biscuits with floral notes as well. Malty taste with a hint of fruity sweetness which segues into a dry semi-sweet finish with just a snap of hops. This is a good one.