TheJester (1694) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. Pale gold with a bit of copper. Not much head, but lacing is good. Aroma of malt, spice and bread. Flavour leans much more toward the malty end of the spectrum than I expected from a "thrice hopped" beer. Some citrus in there. Smooth and fresh-tasting. Nicely carbonated. Not bad, but not up there with some of their other offerings.
sinkas (266) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Freo Doctor, Westenr Australia
Copper/golden pour, with poor white head. Aromas of light sweet malts, adn a spicy hop in th distance.
Flavour is 90% styrian goldings, wiht quite a furry dryness in the finish, nice for a pint, but not a sessionable beer.
StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. When I purchased this bottle I fell victim to some advertising. The bottle says "brewers of character" and "thrice hopped." Thus I had high expectations that I had made a craft beer find. What I found was a beer very in need of some character. The beer pours a slightly unfiltered hazy golden color with am off white head. Aroma of light malt, hops and citrus. The flavor was very watered down and bland with weak grains and a light hoppiness. The mouthfeel was thin and soapy/filmy. Finish was mild hops with a lingering film. This beer reminded me of a slightly hopped up Corona. I will not buy again.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml poured into a Sam Adams special glass. This coppery bitter with a persistant head that leaves a layered lacing is... average. It has a higher hop signature than most bitters but also has a slightly soapy taste as well. It smells like the epitome of beer, good and grainy. It easy to drink but leaves your throat very dry.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours hazy yellow with a thin head. It has a light aroma of hops with a hint of citrus. Medium bodied and well balanced, it has a nice enough flavor and is enjoyable drinkable, though again for another of the numerous 500ml bottles of English ale that go for $4-5/bottle at stores here, I’m not thinking it’s good enough for the price. Still, it seems I liked it more than many reviewers, which is fine.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bitter pours an orange gold color from a 500ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is cereal. Slightly sweet, touch of bread and orange. A medium bodied bitter. Malts are caramel and semi-sweet, touch of toffee, touch of orange. Hops are earthy. Good balance. Nice lively carbonation. Kind of typical of most of the beers that make it over the pond, the beer is well made, nicely balanced and I could drink 10 of them in one sitting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Winerack, Oxford. Light copper, coarse but sticky layer of off white. Significant hop presence, but quite enigmatic: there is an aspect of the musky animal quality, some kind of marmalde citrus note, and an overall slightly weird but not necessarily bad earlthy bile character. A little toasted corn. Sweet, soft malt flavor, hoppy around the edges, but not particularly bitter. A little butter. Nice soft carbonation. This is a weird little bottled bitter, but weird in an endearing, wagging tail on an ugly dog sort of way, where personality makes of for the homely.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle from Myst Swap 2.0 (thanks ty!).This baby pours a semi-clear amber with a large wwhite head. Not getting much from the nose here, just a little apricot. This tastes like it has a lager yeast, then some toasted grains, and a soapy grassy finish. Cardboard stale hop aftertaste. Not much to like in this one, not even for a backyard lawn mowing beer... in fact i would rather drink a bud. WHy would anyone intentionally make beer that tastes like this?!
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9. light golden color without much head. soft grainy aromas of straw and hay with a touch of sweetness. light grainy flavor as well with mild hops making up the finish
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Golden amber with fizzed white head. Highly carbonated beer which was a pity because delving around showed a lemony light flavour with a gentle biscuity body, However; the overwhelming impact was of the soggy cardboard variety from CO2. This could have been so much better.