CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2005
Very average beer here. Somewhat like a light version of their bitter, oddly enough. Needed a bit more kick, I think. ClarkVV (6879) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2005
On draught at the brewpub in Portland, 5/21/2005 with Muzzlehatch. Creamy honey and butter in the nose, light floral hops, notes of oranges. Amber-golden, clear, small white head recedes quickly to ring, with no lacing. Flavor is diacetyl, pale malt, light caramel and graham crackers, with a orange and pine finish, that is more flavorful than it is bitter. Medium to medium-light body, with moderate carbonation and a weak, watery mouthfeel, that seems too heavy for the relative lack of flavor. Maybe they should throw this in the cask. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2005
May 2005, on draught at Gritty McDuffs (Portland) with the spastic and fantastic ClarkVV. Lots and lots of diacetyl in the the nose of this very, very clear light amber beaut...character-free mild malty body with virtually no hops. I could try to come up with more, but...just avoid it. Ungstrup (38489) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] An amber beer with no head. The aroma is sweet grassy combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of peach and alcohol running over the tongue leading to a dry hoppy end. A boring beer. Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Strange and unpleasant eggy aroma. Light fruity flavour. Very boring.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle: pours light orange with a small diminishing white head. Light citrus hop aroma. Flavor is mildly hoppy, a bit rough going down. Finishes bitter and somewhat dry. Decent beer. asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Light amber with a grid of wisps and a bubbly ring of off white. Citrusy hop aroma with a pleasant caramel maltiness--clean. Flavour begins with a nice bitterness followed closely by caramel and then a considerable amount of diacetyl butterscotch-a bit too much for my taste. Good lemony-pine hops throughout the experience and appropriate bitterness overall. A little astringent with a smooth, medium body. A bit mouth coating. Moderate carbonation. Not bad.
[resampled at brewery, 12/2005]
Clear copper with nice lacing. Nice grapefruit and toffee aroma. Bitter toffee taste with a nice blend of US hops but not a lot of hops flavour when push comes to shove. Light body with medium carbonation and a bitter finish. rauchbier (3935) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2004
Cask, GBBF 2004. Gold, moderate white head and gentle condition. Delicate sweet grainy malt and hop. Slight caramel maltiness in the mouth with some low hop flavour, more sweetness and gentle hop bitterness in the finish.
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
A pretty decent, if uninspiring pale ale. Restrained citric hop character, with a bit of fruit and malt. Clean, dry finish. Cask, GBBF 2004.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Copper color. This is a balanced, towards the British end of the style, with pleasanty earthy malts and a mild fruitiness, finishing somewhat dry. Good accompaniment with your average American meal.