vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 16.9 oz bottle - best by May 13, 2007. Pours light copper with an off-white head. The aroma is another diacetyl bomb from an English brewery - this happens far too often. There is also some light caramel and spice, but mostly the cheap butter / butterscotch aromas. Medium smooth body with light carbonation. The taste starts with lots of butteriness and some caramel malt. The finish has some spicy hops, but then reverts back to the poor butter taste. (5/3/5/2/11 - 2.6) P Rerate notes: Got a very fresh can and the traits are very close to what was initially noted, but the bad traits are more restrained. This has just let me know this beer overall is not for me. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée à la LCBO (Barrie, ONT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de malt. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée translucide avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, noix et d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de mélasse fruitée en arrière goût. (Rating #819) Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - DEC 13, 2006
Nicely malty. Very bitter. Delicious. Every time I have this beer I enjoy it more than the last (I’m well aware that the law of diminishing returns wikll eventually set in, but meanwhile, cheers!). I think it’s my favourite bitter. HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
A high standard ale from the Chiswick boys at Fullers. Coppery brown in colour, sweet and malty, but lacks a bit of kick and not a lot of bitterness there, but I still like it. A good session beer. taunusmies (372) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Copper colour, very minimal head. A bit fizzy taste with aromas of malts and fruits. Aftertaste is nicely bitter. A very good beer.
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
had in bottle and can, wish it stayed can... would be interested to see what its in in England, copper amber. Malts hops almost biscuity a good one for sure HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle. Probably one of the best mass produced bees. Pours with a copper to brown color with a smallish head. Aromas of malts and roasted nuts. Flavors are defined by a malty backbone and some caramel. The body is a bit too thin. theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. I love this beer. Pours auburn, and looks full with some nice lacing. Fully malt taste with a nice clean bitter finish. A serious beer, yet light tasting as well. One of my favorite beers when I am having a few. Borup (14494) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Clear reddish colour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Flavour of fruit, malt and hops, petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Reddish golden a transparent with a white head that leaves a bit of laces. The aroma is malt, apples and citrus. The taste is malty and full, slightly fruity and hoppy. The aftertaste is lingering and the bitterness is balanced perfectly. The body is a little light, though.
But anyhow. This is a great beer with a drinkability that’s hard to challenge. I was about to yell ’keep ’em coming’ when I was finished, but realised that I was sitting in my kitchen and the nearest tap was too far away...