DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is spicey malts and fullars yeast. Taste is not as complex as id like it but still nice and drinkable though perhaps overly carbonated. This is not retired also as its now getting brewed at youngs and wells.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper color and head. The aroma has notes of malt and some fruit. The flavour is malty, fruity and flora and the finish has a nicely balanced bitterness. A nice ale.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Since the Young’s "Ram Brewery" has closed and many of the Young’s beers are now considered "retired", my friend Rob and I had a Young’s beer tasting on 2/08/2007 so that we could try all of the Young’s brews we could get our hands on before they’re gone...
Tasting Notes: Young’s Ram Rod is light brown in color and has a large creamy head (which is interesting since there is very little visible carbonation left). The aroma is malty and very fruity. There is a touch of English/Black Walnut in the flavor. There is a slight amount of oxidation/cardboard flavor setting in as well. The finish is a little bit more dry and has some hop flavor to it. The bitterness level is mild to moderate overall. Ram Rod has a medium body and is also quite smooth and creamy on the palate. Overall this is a well balanced English Strong Ale.
16.9 oz bottle; 5.0% ABV; May 05.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
275ml bottle served chilled at the excellent Calthorpe Arms, Holborn. Inviting amber body with good amount of white foam and brilliant clarity. Hoppy to the nose. Flavour of caramel malts offset by a fruity touch. Dry bitter end. Foamy mouthfeel (03.02.2007).
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper pour with a thin head. Aroma has lots of sweet malt and faint dark fruit and citrus. Flavor follows mostly the same profile as the aroma with a bit more of the dark fruit coming out. Medium-thin body with high carbonation.
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice mild hop, malt, caramel, maybe some bread and lots of carbonation. Smooth, with nothing that jumps out at you. Leaves no aftertaste at all.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, first off, likely an old bottle since it says best by Nov. 2004. But, I just bought this Saturday and didn’t notice until now. Anyway, the beer is still fully carbonated and doesn’t smell or taste spoiled, rates rather low to begin with, and, is retired, I’ll rate it. The beer pours to a hazy light chestnut colored body with a creamy white head. The aroma is caramel bread malts with some light English hops. The palate is slightly metallic and bitter. The flavor is straw, bitter grassy/earthy hops, buttered white bread.
KnutAlbert (5551) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Lamb, Bloomsbury. Very similar to what I remember from the draft version - and very similar to the Winter Warmer, too IMHO. Rather sweet, maybe this beer has catered to a certain market, but it is not among their greatest hits. And it is hardly a premium bitter.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really like this brew. I drank one during my lunch break and I did not want to go back to work. Pours a coppery brown, head didn’t last long.
HOPS that is the first thing you notice when you sniff it and when you taste it.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color with thin off white head. Malty-slightly bready aroma. Similar taste with pale malts, sweeter caramel malts, a slight hint of chocolate malts and a slim amount of hop bitterness. Pretty standard tasting. Not too noteworthy.