sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice coppery amber with a fair head. Aroma is fruity, malty and crisp like dry ice. A wonderful roasted malt character rolls into a fruit infused body that is tamed by the generous English hops. Leaves an inviting hint of a toffee/candy flavor on the tongue and throat that begs for another sip. I enjoy this brew each time. Should be part of any "high ale" afternoon brew session.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine poured with very little head and a malt aroma. Color is orange/red. Malt flavor with a noticable alcohol that isn’t at all unpleasant. Semi-bitter citrus aftertaste. This ale has a distinctively stronger taste than most that is quite enjoyable. The English really have a handle on the use of hops that support the beer without overwhelming the malt.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
smooth nice light malt charactor, small hint of hops finnishes sweet and fizzy
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good ale. Too soon to be gone. Nice amber color and good bitterness, which is what makes it all worthwhile. Plenty of great hop flavor.
bosta (136) - SLOVENIA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big creamy white head. Fruity hops aroma. Medium bodied, not to bitter, not to sweet. Can taste the 6,4% of alcohol. Moderate dry and bitter finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, I don't quite pick up on the malty side that others have. Has bite.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at White Hart Margaretting Tye. This is very rare to find in cask. Full bodied and flavoured fairly sweet beer underpinned by the hops which I found to be a bit harsh. Would benefit from maturing a few weeks longer. Will be interesting to compare with the bottled version.
grikmok (132) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured to a dark golden ale with a thick off-white head. Aromas of hops. Initial flavor of balanced hops and malts. Slightly bitter towards the end of the pull with carbonation being the main sensation to the palate. Not a bad beer. Refreshing and balanced.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled and tasted a lot like apples. A little heavy on carbonation, but a good taste.
locarboy (129) - USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a 500ml bottle. Nice bright copper color on the pour with a nice white head that left slowly and laced down the side of my imperial pint glass. Seemed a bit over carbonated for the style. Nice fresh hop aroma, like sticking your nose in a bag of fresh hops along with some fruit and alcohol. After such a heavenly smell I had a feeling it could not taste as good, but I was mildly surprised. A well balanced English ale that was satisfying. I’m definately buying it again.