lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2008 TerenceHua (87) - , - MAR 12, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sour dry beer with some odd sweetness - a bit taxing palatewise. Okay on the malts and hops. Not overly bitter. There’s a tinge of spice, especially in the aroma. Medium body without over-carbonation. Not value for money though. Has an unattractive rusty look.
Bottle shared at tasting and brought by Mark. DewBrewer (294) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours an orange to brown color with no lasting head. Smell is spice and caramel mostly. Taste is lightly bittered along with some thin soft caramel flavor and an almost cinnamony twinge of spice. Some light hints of cocoa or dark brown sugar as it warms. Interesting beer.
Thanks to my friend Mark for sharing this. This is almost a "Trappist-style" beer with malty, musty, fruity, & caramel aromas. The flavor is pretty intense with malt, caramel, raisins and alcohol. It tastes a bit more alcoholic than 7%. A very good beer. Dredd (972) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2008
Technically this is "Olde Ale" not "Ye Olde Ale", but never mind. Presentation is Ok, tawny brown with white head, that seems to linger. Aroma is mainly brown sugar and raisins and perhaps a slight hint of cinnamon. Flavour is hard to pin down since it is served a tad cold for a beer at this ABV but is a mix of dried fruits like sultanas, raisins and dark caramel and has a long finish that is perhaps a fraction more acrid than one would like. Still, one of the best Singapore has to offer. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2004
The change of seasons in a place like Singapore is somewhat odd. This is a winter beer for when the outside temperatures dip below the 30C mark. So to drink this cold is not so odd even though it would be best supped beside a log fire. The nose is fruity with raisins and plums, the head quite good and long lasting over a beer that is a rich deep amber/copper. The ABV is clearly present as the mouthfeel and warming nature of the beer becomes apparent when swallowed. Good hint of the English noble hops Fuggles and Goldings and a nice balance of malt. This place is an Asian oasis, and not bad value if you hit it at the right time.