Leighton (8684) - 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.
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the Falling Rock poured amber with an amber head. Aroa was toffee, fruity, and light citrus. Flavors of bread a bit fruity, with a dry finish.
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a nice head, quite carbonated. Aroma is sweet but also from grass.Flavor is sour like a typical ale.
pivnizub (8376) - 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.......
hopscotch (8370) - 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!
FatPhil (8108) - 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?
JoeMcPhee (8055) - 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.
maeib (8051) - 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
Sammy (7719) - 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.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma, spicy, malty, with distinct ginger aroma. Very carbonated and jumpy on the tongue, with an even balance of hop bitterness and roasted malts. There is some sweetness hidden behind the hop bitter, and almost has a syrup-like sourness.