webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Light amber, frothy stiff head, with slow disappaition. Slight sweet hop aroma. Sweet and creamy on the tongue. Light bitters, but namely a smooth malt. A light bit of yeast can be ascertained, chewy with a slight woody aftertaste. Slight bland light fruit (apple) taste. (Botte Pour 6/19/2006)
UPDATE: The green bottle version, has a bit stronger malt character, almost sour, but not quite. Still, a very passable and pleasant ale, I just wished I could get it on tap. (Bottle Pour 4/2/2007)
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with the traditional darkened amber of an English bitter - though a haze gives sign of the bottle conditioning. It wears one finger of soapy white head which leaves a foam of lacing. First to the nose is blue cheese and cellar damp. With time given to breathe this subsides but is picked up again in the mouth. Toffee and marmalade aromas rise up with a buttery smell of toast and ginger snaps. Bitter sweet taste with more of the marmalade and the first signs of earthen hops. Mouth feel is slick with a medium to thin body and fine carbonation. Finish is a tapering of the malts with a hint of warm lemon grass. It’s a standard London bitter; no frills but an enjoyable drink down the pub.
nephirem (246) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful copper color with big, creamy looking white head. Smell of malts, hops and fruits. Caramel as it warms up a bit.
Full body with low carbonation. Thick, oily texture. Lovely bitterness. Taste is malts, caramel, fruits. Finish is a bit dry and dominated by hops, spices and notes of alcohol, leaving a slightly hoppy aftertaste which is really nice.
Overall, very smooth.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Held up to the light, appears a nice clear amber. Small head fully diminishes leaving no notable lacings. Nice maltiness, and I smell a bit of coffee, too. Mildly bitter start, finishes a bit dry. Nice brew overall.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden color with a weak white head that dissipated quickly. aroma of orange, toffee, caramel, some muskiness, and a faint bit of malt. Beautiful floral taste, with hints of strawberry, nectarine, and a slight bit of lime and some bitterness. Delicious. Nice carbonation and moutheel. Very balanced and a joy to drink.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Spicy, fresh hop aroma. Pours clear copper, medium foamy white head. Delicious - caramel malts, zingy, spicy hops, citrus flavours, long smooth finish. Superb.
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours slightly cloudy amber with deep frothy head. Aroma mostly malty with some fruitiness.
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l bottle. Pours a nice medium head, dark copper in color. Aromas of fruits hops, grass/straws. Balanced. Medium body. A good british ale.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty sweet, very slightly caramel aroma with some hoppiness. Deep golden brown color. Sweet flavor without much complexity, though there is some fruity sweetness in the beginning and some slightly bitter hoppiness in the end.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bitter taste, marked hoppiness.