Ab3642 (15) - - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: burnt with some chocolate notes
Appearance: definitely a brown ale, medium head
Palate: watery very minimal taste of hops
Overall: this is an ok session beer
Bulk_Carrier (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pint glass on tap at Batdorf, Annville PA.
The appearance was a nice looking dark red to ruddy brown color with a slim creamy colored head that dissipated within seconds leaving a sligh running lacing softly glazing the sides of the glass.
The smell had the mild English somewhat "soapy" malts running in and out under my nose.
The taste was mildly sweet through the malts leaving a constrained palatable aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. It’s definitely mildly carbonated like a good English mild ale should have.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Mild ale, definitely a good food beer.
SpamOfDeath (18) - Springfield, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark amber with thin head that dissipates quickly. Hop notes on the nose with hint of vanilla. Balanced body with quick finish, malt forward flavor, no bitterness. Very easy drinking. Quality alternative to Newcastle Brown Ale.
Sregnar35 (1013) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is musty malt. Flavor is stale sweet and a bit of bitter hops.
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Roser (43) - Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance- moderate light mocha tan head. Some lacing (not a lot). Crystal clear mahogany brown.
Smell- clean. Spicy, sweet malts, light ginger notes, clove.
Taste- light biscuits and malt up front, feint sweet spices on the back end. Not too much going on here.
Mouthfeel- very light body. Creamy. Little/light carbonation.
Overall- a nice easy drinker. Decent session ale. Would prefer it with food.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured into half pint imperial glass. Thoroughly drinkable get-you-through-the-afternoon type of beer. Malty, malty, malty. All things considered I’d prefer a genuine English bitter to these mild malt bombs that seem to be America’s answer to a question that’s already been answered (what’s the ideal session beer?).
skmikeg (1144) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt orange with a half finger off white head which fades to just a little lacing. Arona is to toasted bready malts, sweet malts, caramel, tofee, light grassy hop, and light spicy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel, and a mostly sweet, medium-finish. Overall, a average but drinkable & sessionable mild.
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good tasting beer, that leaves a good after taste too. I bought one bottle at a place that lets you create your own six pack from a selection of about 15 didfferent beers.
60minuteman (986) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby almost brown pour from Roar in Allentown. Aroma of malt, cloves, spice, caramel, bread. Flavor is heavy on the malt, slightly sweet and a bit spicy. Certainly mild. Low ABV but the high malt content prevents it from being a true sessionable ale.
gopherfan99 (753) - CROATIA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (Chickie’s and Pete’s Philly Airport); pours a chestnut brown with a beige head; aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of spice; tastes is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and light spices; finish a light bitter dry; a little thin but still decent
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Levi. Pours orange rusty with a small beige head, aroma of caramel, honey, chocolate, flavor of chocolate, honey and caramel, medium bodied