Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber with a nice, golden head, that leaves a nice lace. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and malty and the mouthfeel is smooth. The flavour is big with a lot of notes: roasted malt, toffee, some licorice, fermented apple, other fruits, hops, sweetness, a hint of port wine and a nice bitterness in the long and slightly burnt finish. Nice.
bierkoning (9757) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pear aroma. Full boedied. Malty, peppery flavor in which alcohol is clearly present. Licorice. Nice warming ale.
gunnfryd (9714) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head.Aroma is hop and roasted caramel. Flavour is hop, sweet roasted caramel. Light bitter finish.
chrisv10 (9712) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber’/golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, bitter, little caramel, little citrus and dry.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, honey-red with a light, white foam head. Aroma holds some sugar, lightly ripened fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more semi-ripe fruits, berries, golden raisins, lightly toasted sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, with lightly toasted sugars, faint bread, cherries, pears, plums, golden raisins. It’s a pretty straight-ahead English Strong Ale. Not too much alcohol, which is pretty alright. Decent depth. As a readily available beer, it’s pretty good.
Rasmus40 (9597) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171211
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like others experienced a lot of the contents was lost when the beer was opened. Might be because of the bottle conditioning. What do I know! Has a beautiful orange colour with a somewhat boring head. The aroma is wery fruity and malty. Has a nice bitter flavour, where the alcahol is dominant. In the aftertaste there is this great bitterness and I have notes of apples. Very pleasant acquaintance.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, aged 3.3 yrs, 500 ml. The beer matures to a dark amber with lasting white head, a pleasant pop when opening the bottle. Smooth, strong beer with heavy yeast nose. Clear and warming with vanilla undertones and a port, sherry body. the hops have lost their edge, blending in to the body. But all is not perfect! What is this fishy, cod liver oil note i get left with? never expected that. Overall a very good beer though.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly hazed golden ale with a thick creamy off white head. Herbal grassy hop aroma, very classy. Nice crisp malt with very nice herbal hops. Medium bodied. Bottle at the CNY Brewfest 2006.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 1. Bottle 09/08/2004
Golden coloured with some sour fruit and hop aromas. Slightly bitter lasting dry malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump in the outside marquee at the Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 26/11/2005
Amber coloured beer with plenty of fruit aroma. There’s also a spicy taste which I found to be more prominent than when I last tried this beer in the bottle format. Some dryness, bitterness and malt in the finish.