muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle (labeled as "Our Glass") from Julios Liquors in Westborough, MA (Feb 2006). Served at cellar temperature in a Chimay glass. No date, of course, like you’d want to know how old this 6% English beer is before shelling out $5. Sigh, my own fault. Anyway, it’s muddy dark brown with a dried blood-reddish haze to it, just a tiny touch of immediately dying head...nose is caramel, touch buttery but not overly so, quite oaky, oxidized, rather elegant to my nose but also faint and old....the body is port-like, smooth and oxidized with light hints of metal, upon which light cherry flavor and woody somewhat astringent hops rest....grows drier after midpalate though the beginnning thinness of the beast is less apparent. Lovely bottle, not quite so lovely contents.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What makes Our Glass a very interesting beer, is this beer is not available in the UK. Our Glass is an English "Strong" Ale by style, brewed for the export market in the United States. Coming in at 6% abv, which is no means "strong" by American microbrew standards, this beer is a rich, delicious, complex real ale, with lots of flavor and character. It is brewed with Amber, Pale, Crystal, and Wheat malts, and hopped with a very UK hop variety called Bramling Cross. Marketed in beautiful brown Imperial pint bottles with a picture of the beautiful Dorothy sitting in a field with a green dress, this beer would make any beer lover drool.
Dorothy Goodbody’s Our Glass pours to a beautiful, bright, ruby red color with a slight white head that fades and a soft carbonation. It is important to note, with real ale, you must pour carefully. For this beer to pour bright, you must leave the dregs in the bottle or the beer will pour hazy. My suggestion is leave the last bit of beer in the bottle. You can drink it(I do) or you can just discard it. If you do drink it, clear your palate with some water, and enjoy this beer without any chance of the flavors being muddled.
The nose on this beer has a wonderfully malty and fruity aroma, with some nice flowery hop aromas, to balance out the sweet malty and fruity aromas. The palate is very soft on the tongue with lots of really good pale and sweet malt flavors paired with estery, juicy fruity flavors. There is also, as Garrett Oliver(brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery) likes to say, a back drop of flinty flavor, often found in British ales. What is flinty? You really have to taste it to understand what it means, but it is there in this beer. Our Glass finishes with more of those great malty and fruity flavors, then ends with some nice flowery/slightly herbal bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
This is yet another very impressive beer, from a very impressive British brewery. I could see my self losing a whole day in a pub drinking pint after pint of this beer. It has so much flavor, yet it is so soft and drinkable
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Flavor of malt and mild hops. Bitter finish.
RichardGretton (4564) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown vibrant beer with a citric fruity aroma and a fairly strong fruity and dry flavour. Overall quite disappointing.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a nice redish color to it. thought it was better when it was a liittle warmer but has a nice sweetness to it and a little spice to.
JonMoore (2058) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with a huge off-white head. Fruity, bready, spicey aroma. Sweet malt, fruity taste with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full bodied. Good stuff.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a small light brown head that doesn’t last long, no lacing either. Bready and caramel aromas, sugary caramel and sweet honey flavors, medium bodied with a lightly carbonated almost watery mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering sweetness, gets better as it warms.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mine was one of the "Our Glass" bottles. It’s a muddy reddish-brown with a wee white head and, luckily, tastes better than it looks. The aroma is a nutty roasted malt with dark, dried juicy fruits (prunes, raisins) and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s a thick drink with dark sweet malt, a bit of rough smoke, dried fruits, nuts, and hop bitterness. Nice dry finish. Good, but not special.
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From A Bottle.Reddish brown in colour with a small head,
aroma is of light hops,taste is sweet with malt,dark fruit and a dry sweet finish.
heemer77 (5234) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My 100th English beer. Poured a very dark amber color with a thin tan colored head. The aroma is plums with some raisins and toast. There is also some walnuts and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted walnuts along with a little smoke and a slightly salty finish. Thick mouthfeel and some woody character make this feel like a proper winter beer.