lbritt99 (15) - Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2002
A good Ale but a little pricey............................................ LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Skunky....EWWW! All stink and bitterness aside, I usually ahve a few of these in my fridge somewhere. The Red diamond being England's oldest registered trademark says something doesn't it? Like Dunhill's and Range Rovers if it's good enough for the Queen, you might as well give it a shot, right? A little bitter, and an aquired taste. Since most of my friends won't drinkk it, more for me, HOORAY! Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Great beer off tap or in a bottle, enjoy it everytime. Orig rate 2/7/02...4.2. Bass is not nearly as popular in Seattle 2014 as it was on the east coast 10 yrs ago. Bottom line is this brew is very solid. Mostly malt forward yet nicely bitter balanced amber pale ale. Caramel malt is the main theme, but it had a refreshing English, noble? Hop bitterness that makes it a very Sessionable classic ale. thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
Definatly the better half of a black and tan................................ BuzzBeer99 (80) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Smokey roasted flavour makes it a 'rainy day' kind of beer. It's not the best but it's an easy find and it isn't,arghhh, BECK's!
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2002
pretty smooth ale, good at cellar temp, no real pronounced flavors noted, just a good quality ale. crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
I really like this beer. It's not perfect, it's not worthy of 'outstanding' status. I classify this beer as THE introductory 'Ale'. Many establishments don't even carry an ale, thankfully some do, and it's usually this guy. jmusial99 (27) - USA - FEB 3, 2002
This is quite plesent, this is a nice mix of malty and hoppy after taste. It almost has the quality of some of the mirobrews that have IPA qualities and active fermentation. tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Not bad, but it could be better. Its easy drinking, has a nice malt presence, and is quite smooth. It is a bit too sweet and way too overcarbonated, as well as a bit too watery tasting. Not bad though. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
I guess you may like this beer if you mainly drink cheep American lagers . . . definately not up my alley. Nice and malty but that was about it. Watery, overcarbonated, and bland.