sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 (Bottled) Hazy light amber color with a medium, cloudy head and nice lacing. Mild, but pleasant aroma of woody, flowery hops and honey. Mellow, woody-hoppy, dryish flavor with not much maltiness, and a quickly fading finish. Smooth and creamy, although quite carbonated, light to medium-bodied palate. A decently pleasant, yet very easily drinkable brew with a delightfully low ABV.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
NERAX '02 Wasn't very impressed with this beer.Sweet and hoppy but with nothing to really grab onto.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the epitome of average english pint. pleasureable, if forgettable. all the youngs beers have a more astringent flavor, (assertive would be a more complimentary word) than their london counterparts, but are still nice drinking. the other youngs beers are more representative
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better lower-alcohol English bitters. Very pale golden. Thin head bud decent foamy lace. Hoppy aroma, slightly bready. Mild flavor but tasty--ever so slightly sweet with a nice hoppy finish.
omhper (23320) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale bronze with rich, stable head. Intense flowery hop aroma. Sweet and bold, yet with watery mouthfeel. Feels like a strong ale with added water. The finish provides a small blast of flowery hop bitterness, but on the whole this is a disappointing effort froma usually good brewer.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had in bottled form. Pours with no head in a light copper colour. Has a hoppy nose and is quite highly carbonated. Weak and unoffensive hoppy taste. Standard stuff.
RobBestwick (824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head, moderate carbonation, mild and hoppy nose, copper colour, hoppy bitterness
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very distinctive but not to my liking. Bone dry with little residual sugar.
RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, light bitter. Overall its average, but English bitters are above average.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber colour, fine head and a nice lace, well-hopped, floral aroma, buttery, smooth with a moderate bitterness, dry finish