Maria (10176) - 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.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2000
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber colour, deep bitter, orange and nut aroma, complex flavor, great bitterness
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (London Pub, Helsinki) (7-4-7-4-15=3.7)
Lovely fruity hoppy aroma, peach and mango in abundance, sweetish malts and light caramel backdrop too. Crisp carbonation - has BC’d quite well. Lovely malty palate, roast is gentle and a touch caramelly. Damn, those fruity hops are everywhere, not as citrussy as new world ones, but stickier fleshier ones. And the bitterness is lovely too, leaving a lovely tasty finish. Covers 6.4% brilliantly, I could session this.
Rerate of: 500ml bottle (Kings Arms, Oxford - as 400th Anniversary Ale specially for the pub)
Anna - where’s my rating?
hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lake Tahoe clear, deep amber brew with a light orange tint. Small, frothy, enamel-colored head. Quickly diminishes and leaves no lacework.
The nose is malty and sweet with notes of English toffee, alcohol and yeast.
The flavor is laden with fuzzy fruit (peach and apricot), caramel and alcohol up front. Nice, well-bittered hop presence on the backside. Moderately astringent as well.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Lengthy, moderately bitter and alcoholic finish.
I enjoyed this brew! Not what I would consider a world-class effort, but very good nonetheless!
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.
pivnizub (9012) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Slightly hazy, bronze coloured, mid-sized white head, sticking to the glass; malty and orangey hop aroma; dry moderate bitter flavour, mellow MF; dry, long lasting orangey, again, and bitter aromatic finish. Very well done.......
jtclockwork (8941) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy orange in the glass. Nose and taste of bitter hops, sugar and caramel. Rated 11/3/2000
Sammy (8938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
refreshing ale. Not that bitter. Seems to be offset by substantial malt, as noticed in aroma of head along with fragrant forest of hops, although less so in the drink itself. Features of a nutbrown in an amber colour. Bitterness and nuttiness and malt in aftertaste.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 Bottled conditioned. Brown coloured with little head or lacing. Aroma is slighty fruity and taste is malty and slightly sweet, but also a bit chewy. Goes to show that despite this being an award winner, it is not BCs which we British do best. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.3 Score unaltered
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rocky pale yellow head, fast fading over a golden coloured beer. Spicy estery nose with a grassy hop freshness. Some faint citrus is also obvious. Flavour is very well balanced, sweet malt and a spicy and floral hoppiness. Nice lasting bitterness.