jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Huge head overflow. Had this with Marinaro500 and the loss was a tragedy. From what we had left there was a bitter fruity taste with banana, pear, and apple. Some spice in the middle. Youngs is continuing to grow on me.
Update 12/25/05: Still same feelings as above, but after much more sampling I’d say the overall impression has lessened. Still, the hop presence really took me back, and balanced out with some nice fruit flavors.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
We lost 2/3rds of the bottle upon opening it! It fountained out like children on the last day of school! It went everywhere except into our glasses! We were left with 2inches in our pint glasses and 4 inches of thick off-white head. I noticed the floaties in the puddle on the countertop. The remaining ale was fruity and bitter. Silky smooth to drink! I will pick up some more to re-rate,but enjoyed the tiny bit I managed to catch .
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 Amber hue. Sweet malt nose. Awesome malts, banana, orange peel, medium bodied. Hops come through in the end. Decent brew from Young's.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer! This must rank as the best Youngs beer i’ve had (close with double choc stout!). Its strong without being overwhelming. To me, it’s perfectly balanced, and finished with delightful toffee flavours. It look so inviting, with its dark golden colour.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, amber colored. Nice slightly off white head. Nose is malty, slightly citric, floral hops and more. Soft body, gentle carbonation, vinous mouthfeel, heady malt backbone with tons of hops, floral, perfumy and then bitter to finish it. Can definitley tell there were more then one kind used. A first rate english ale....
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good ale. I recently shared a single with my brother and we both really enjoyed the flavor of this ale. This is a nice surprise, much better than I anticipated
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great interplay between the hops bitterness and the malty sweetness. Full body. Nice golden color. Seems like a perfectly balanced ale.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light copper body, with quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma dominated by caramel and toffee maltiness, with slight English hoppy aroma bringing up the rear. Flavor is malty sweet, with decent amount of hoppiness -- still, sweetness is a bit much. Chewy body.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty sweet, very slightly caramel aroma with some hoppiness. Deep golden brown color. Sweet flavor without much complexity, though there is some fruity sweetness in the beginning and some slightly bitter hoppiness in the end.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite tasty. seems like belgian yeast. pretty fruity