mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Smells like apples, esters, hops, flowers, and honey. Tastes alcoholic, sweet, and thin with a slightly dry finish. Not very carbonated with a light to medium body. I was expecting a more prominent hop profile based on the commercial deScription.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. copper pour. minimal head. best by date of july 2007. sweet nose, bitter aftertaste. definately a metallic taste in my bottle.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although curiously lacking in aroma - I detected rusty iron and some grassiness, nonetheless, the flavor is rich, malty and has elements of honey and citrus. The color is a beautiful amber, head negligible, carbonation smooth and almost draught-like...nice mouthfeel. The best thing of all though is how this ale fills your mouth with spicy, herbal hoppiness English-style, the hops are present from start to finish but are elegant and well-integrated into the overall character of the beer. Heavy-handed NW U.S. brewers could learn a few things about sublety from this brew, IMHO, at least when they are trying to make an English style ale. Yeast adds a fruitiness and fullness as well. This is a fine English ale.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Have had this many times, and I am surprised I have not rated it yet. A mid brown colour with a small head. Hoppy, but not very hoppy, orangey aroma. Fairly sweet maltiness, bitter finish.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear amber golden color with slightly off white head that shrank. Nose is hoppy and filled with sweet robust fruit flavors. Easy drinking with full body and good bitterness. The fuggles are easily discerned in this brew. Its easiness to drink makes this a new favorite, not only in its style but at its price and availability as well.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy medium amber with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is or cookies, perfume and red wine, with a hint of solvent character. Flavor is well balanced but has a bit of medicinal flavor. Light to medium body, watery and softly carbonated. Not so great.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1pt bottle: pours light amber color with a nice head that very slowly disapears. Mild hop flavor.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1pt 0.9oz bottle from Bayville Package Store, Fenwick Island, DE...amber pour, white head...aroma of malts, hops, floral...taste is hops, citrus, grass, bit metallic...really good, but the aftertaste was like wet sponge...I think I got too much sediment off the bottom.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer! This must rank as the best Youngs beer i’ve had (close with double choc stout!). Its strong without being overwhelming. To me, it’s perfectly balanced, and finished with delightful toffee flavours. It look so inviting, with its dark golden colour.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper red, sparkling, thick beige creamy head. Malty, fresh, flowery nose. Medium body, bit dry, creamy. Bitter, caramel-like malty, sweet. Sweet, bitter, dry and prettty long finish.