NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
murky light brown pour. small white head. smells good, nice and hoppy. a really quality bitter but could be more balanced. still a quality beer.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ale from Young & Co. This is a very English ale. The hops are present, though not over the top and the malt is likewise. Nice malty sweetness balanced with some hop bitterness. There is some alcoholic warmth here as well. Be glad to drink some more.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden honey body with hints of red. Head is white, and medium thick. Smell is faintly sweet, spicy and hoppy. Taste is also pleasantly hoppy with an interesting array of spices that intermingle nicely with candied-malt and alcohol flavors. Aftertaste is dry and hoppy.
A good seasonal ale. I'm just wishing now that I had waited until winter to drink it!
pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 This is one of my favorite ales. It has a warm, medium tint, and is very carbonated. Reminds me of Chimay’s ales, though with a very slight, smoky flavor. And it gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Highly recommended!
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
up there with fuller's 1845. not to be confused with youngs special. think belgian ale meets english coast. really really nice balance, strong enough to make you smile, and smooth and dry enough to demand another and encourage others
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong smell, okay. Malty, some fruits, bit floral, sweet and hoppy. Orange brown coloured; clear. Good head doesn't last. Taste is moderate bitter, sweet, hoppy, malts and fruits. Well balanced taste. Bitter palate. Good brew, but imo overrated.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I cannot see why this is so highly rated. Dirt brown. Sweet and malty with unpleasant notes of nearly rotten fruit.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber hue with virtually no head, medium-bodied. Moderate hoppy aroma of orange, cassis, and flowers. Hint of roasted malt, banana, and light yeast as well. Knockout flavor with great balance, smoky and sweet with hops kicking in during the finish, nice. Oily and soft mouthfeel, light alcoholic feel. Appearance is only skin deep but this beer is beautiful to the bone (or at least to the palate). Highly recommended.
badgerben (4598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Salisbury, Covent Garden, London. Brownish color. More hops than anything else. Not much to it.
1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught - nice orangey gold color with small lasting head. Hopped up for a Brittish ale.