thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Pour is a orange with a large white head. Aroma is a cross betweeen toffee and fresh baked bread. Flavor is bitter with some dark fruit and a nice earthy texture. Tasty and something you can drink lots of in one sitting. ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
Can. Reddish amber with medium off-white head. Bready, biscuity malt profile with earthy, grassy hops. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very good balance between malt sweetness and a fresh bitterness in the finish. DarkFaerytale (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2007
from bottle into large beer mug - toffee/chocolate aroma, dark orange/light brown apperance, very low to no head (might be from glass) low on flavour but VERY nicely balanced and medium to full body, this beer is getting a deffinate re-visit OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2007
Can. Clear copper colored, tiny white cream head. Lightly sweet malt aroma. Scents of grassy and hayish hops. Moderately sweet malt flavor, nutty with an earthy hopbitterness. Slim body. Well balanced. Very drinkable, very English. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottled. A light amber coloured beer with a slight tan coloured head. The aroma is a little sweet with caramel and nut notes. The taste is suprisingly hoppy and bitter with some bery fruit, nuts and caramel also. Quite decent. Score 3.2
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
Subsequent rating scored 3.4 Average becomes 3.3
Dozens of this brew have passed through my kidneys. Not as impressive as the 1845 but I like this light nutty crisp beer. Page 178 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 401 out 500 Classic Brews to go. chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear burnt orange. Soft aromas of cookie dough and toffee.
A malty cookie and a touch of sticky butter followed by a solid hop flavor. Smooth easy drinking all the way. Would love to try the draught. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Hand-drawn Draught. Nose is very sweet malts. Pours dark amber with no head (hand-drawn, though). Palate is extremely smooth with a bitter hop finish. Very well-balanced. Hop and malt flavors are accentuated by a clean creamy palate. ganache (5899) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Bottle. Light, balanced aroma of malt and hops with a nice dose of funk and sweaty socks. Dark fruitiness. Clear amber gradient with a creamy beige head. Medium bitterness with caramel and a lot of malt, mild-medium carbonation with that characteristic mild hoppy funk. Bittersweet doughy malt on a medium-full body. Touch of sour malt and leather. Long, dry, bitterish aftertaste. Relatively complex and a nice session.[2007.02.10: 3.4]wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
Absolutely love the fruitiness and appreciate the high crystal content, which works here. Touch of apple, red berry, big caramel, pours crystal-clear orange with a dense and rocky short cream head. Touch watery medium body, flattish, nutty, sourish bitterness with a yeasty (I know)-bready-crystal finish. It hides its alcohol well and is rather moreish, the nutty-malty aftertaste charms me back for more, though it’s quite mineralized. I actually like drinking this one colder, at US serving temps, has some great lager character there not common to ales. [2015.10.22: 3.4]
This rating isn’t the most accurate because I drank this beer at my friends house the other night. So i’m not able to sit here and makes notes as I drink it. But I do remember it had a malty aroma, which reflected the taste aswell. And a good solid head on it’s clear amber shoulders. A tasty beverage all around and one I would certainly buy again.