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.
Szopeen (278) - Toruñ, POLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barwa ciemnego złota, klarowne, bujna, drobno pęcherzykowa, ładnie zdobiąca szkło piana. Aromat zbożowy, chlebowy, trochę karmelowy. W smaku ziemiste, słodowe, nawet rześkie, czuć delikatny posmak chmielowy.
MrTipple (3162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grain and sweet bread malts, caramel, generic fruits. Clear, dark gold, medium, frothy, white head. Light sweet. More fruity malts, grain, caramel, soft carbonation, light bitterness coming up, some grass and floral hops. Nice ESA, somewhat one-dimensional, but stunning by Young’s standards. Bottle at The Alexandra, Wimbledon.
erling1000 (516) - - JUL 14, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An english, amber English Strong Ale with white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, raisin. Taste is bitter sweet.
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TedE (894) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. "Serve at 10-12 degrees Celcius", so I leave it outside on a winter Sydney night and...voila! Nose is peppery sweet malt. Looks amazing, beautiful copper colour with solid white head. Fine and steady carbonation. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, I expected a fuller body. Taste is clean and bitter. Finishes with caramel, fruit, biscuit, banana, bit of pepper and a late touch of alcohol. Wonderfully balanced beer.
minihame2 (436) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, copper coloured body and a creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly malty, some orange zest and spices. Clean, fresh taste, somewhat bitter but it’s pretty easy and doesn’t hit you as hard with pale ales. Ends in a slightly malty finish. Slick mouthfeel, decent body, low carbonatin and very smooth. Quite nice ale overall.
zacgillbanks (4218) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bargain Booze, Whitby. Bright golden coloured with no real head. It has a sweet, floral melon, pine, toffee and passion fruit flavour followed by a gentle earthy and smooth caramel finish. Very good.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light metalich aroma,amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long light hoppy finish.
Druss (16) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Low carbonation, minimal head retention. Malty caramel, detecting some banana. Slightly sweet, quite light on though for a 6.4%. Not much bitterness.
Medium body, thin texture got to say it’s not one I’d buy again. Not bad...the candied fruit and touch of almost Christmas cake gives it a lift but...not totally sold on it.
blackisle (1912) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. poured into a teku glass. Slightly hazy orange amber, tall creamy off-white head, good retention, heavy lacing; aroma sweet malts, caramel, orange, tangerine, yeast; fresh taste, medium sweet and bitter, fruity (orange, peach, raspberry) also retronasal, toffee, floral hops, light spicy notes; long duration becoming more and more bitter leading to a fruity sweetbitter finish, lingering light hoppy spices; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; very fresh, delicate and well-balanced, excellent.
DraftDodger (994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 1/5 2016. 50 cl bottle from Føtex. A lot of Gibberish and a goat on the label. Pours slightly hazy orange amber with white head. Settles as patches of foam after a minute. Aroma is sweet and tart at the same time. Caramel meeting citric fruits. Fizzy carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is on the sweet side. Medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Not unforgettable but decent enough.