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.
Zarkam (292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Tallinn. Hazy amber colour, medium off-white mostly lasting frothy head, good lacing. Moderately malty aroma of caramel, bread and peach, moderate floral and citric hops and a hint of banana and leather. Taste is initially balanced bittersweet with a bit of acidity and sourness, long moderately bitter and slightly sweet finish with a moderately acetic feel. Medium to full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Quite a pleasant and very balanced ale with a fair bit of character, there are ones with more intense aroma out there but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.
ytrewqaz (17) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, delicately hazy. Medium, stable head that leaves nice lacing. Strong grassy, floral aromas, somewhat fruity, with a pinch of resinous and tea-like notes, yeasty background but also a bit of alcohol. Medium carbonation. Bitterness nicely balanced by its subtle sweetness.
Vighals (654) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar orangebrun i fargen med hvitt skum. Fruktig lukt, humle med karamellukt. Søt og syrlig smak. Lett bitter ettersmak
melush (38) - SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo y malta, con regusto a caramelo, ligeramente citrico, amargo. Una gran strong ale
fellebag (600) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. Medium white head leaving a thin layer behind. Clear dark pilsener color. Aroma is citrus, hops, pear, peach, malt, leaves and berries. Taste is tea, hops, leaves.
fbgulin (5) - - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muito saborosa e aromática paguei 18,90 na distribuidora. Vale o preço e vale mais uma prova.
RipuvariiAlu (9) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: nice of fresh and dried and fresh fruits (apricot?), slight bready and caramelly maltiness.
Appeareance: Pours Amber with one inch oft white, eine pored head.
Taste: Dried fruits, malts and nuttiness.Slight hop bitterness.
Palate: medium body and light carbonation.
Overall: Very tasty and balanced brew.
JazzMatazz (18) - - FEB 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear gold. Mye malt og frukt.............................................
k92488 (134) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
kopper farge fin skum. Helt grei øl. Lite smak og aroma. Litt humlesmak. Drikkes på smakskveld.
StevieT (327) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity hops aroma with a hint of malt, thin white head, smooth, fruity and crisp with a mild bitterness at the end. It’s good stuff.