johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
Golden and clear with a fruitiness that just begs you to drink it.Plenty of flavour. A very pleasant drink. imdownthepub (15528) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Orange ambr beer with high carbonation and fizzed head. Thin bodied pale ale, over carbonated, with a thin malt flavour. Little of the expected hop note, pretty disapointing. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle from Sainsburys, High Wycombe. Brownish with a thin white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops with floral and citrus fruit aroma. Decent body with some sweetness and a ton of bitterness and hop character for an ordinary bitter. Fruity and flavourful pasteurised bitter. JorisPPattyn (10122) - BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2005
Clear orange-amber ale: good & dense off-white head, not very stable. Creamy nose, and at the same time fresh-hoppy smell. Very American. Some vanilla in there. WOW! this must be my hoppiest Scottish ale to date. This is great - real northern IPA. Caramelly undertones, but nowhere sweet. Light body, but I can hardly blame a 4.4% ABV beer for not being heavy - in fact, it seems more in heaviness, if not in alcohol. Aftertaste has some tobacco ash. Great bitter. I’ll have mine without the haggis corpse, thankee. Now, as to a pistacchio-stuffed leg of lamb, Moghul style, OTOH... maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a hoppy aroma with fruity notes of tangerines and oranges, but also a bit of a stale sulphuric backdrop. The taste has good hop character but also some maltiness at the end. A good effort but really doesn’t taste particularly fresh.
SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Burns Night, 2005 Bottle. Caramel, orange and fragrant hops. Marmalade. Quite nice. Some boiled sweets in the after-taste. Not over-fizzed. Flaws start to creep in, but certainly pleasantly drinkable. The upfront sweetness masks most of the stale flavours. [2.8]rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Burns Night, 2006 Bottle. Plenty of hops in this Export (the Scottish name for a Best Bitter). Clean and bitter. Wakes the appetite. [2.8]
Bottled, from Sainsburys. Amber, good thin but lasting white head and good condition. Low caramel and pleasant hop aromas in the nose, slightly fruity in the mouth with a hint of roastiness and good developing hop flavour. More fruit and caramel sweetness in the finish with a pleasant hop bitterness.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2005
Pasteurised bottle from Sainsbury’s. Chestnut brown hoppy bitter. Very pleasant. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2005
Bottle. Quite nice. Fresh, dry and hoppy. Quite light, but nice and pleasant to drink. Subtle floral hop notes. Fresh, easy drinking beer. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2005
Mild caramel and citrus aromas. Gold/copper with a white head. Sweet caramel with a bitter though clean mid and finish. Medium bodied. Ok.