kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Special London Ale
Source: Ale Atlanta
Clear amber, whispy head, sweet malty aroma, sweet malt flavor, touch of spicy hops, nice character, just a hint of bitterness in the finish
Name: Special London Ale
Source: brick store
Score: 2.4 to 2.7
clear amber, creamy beige head, thick lace, light floral hop aroma, crisp dry caramel malt flavor with spicy hops, just a touch of sweetness from the rich malt, light bitterness lasts into the finish, a nice blend of flavors makes a very drinkable but not too exciting beer
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Bov (10771) - 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
KimJohansen (10403) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with floral hops, caramel and malty notes. Ends mild bitter.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange colour with a big rather short lasting white head. Fruity bit caramellic and malty aroma. Flavour is fresh and fruity, dry, malty and with a slight spiciness. Dry hoppy finish.
hopscotch (10228) - 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!
Maria (10190) - 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.
Meilby (9856) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach and grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Sammy (9836) - 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.
Rune (9535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. Bottle conditioned (bb.26.05.06). Clear golden coloured body under a dense creamy head, slowly fading. Caramel aroma. Rich roasted malt and sweet orange fruit in a rounded flavour. A bit yeasty both in the initial and end. Light hoppy bitterness is also present in a moderate lingering finish (28.04.2006).
pivnizub (9485) - 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.......