Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a semi-dark rustic copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Messy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of floral hops over top of some caramel/toffee malts with a decent biscuit/breadiness quality sliding in.
The flavor was somewhat malty sweet with a decent bready/biscuit aftertaste. Finishes with a little bit of a light floral hop punch.
The feel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it despite being a tad bit higher level in ABV for the style (I didn’t mind).
Overall, pretty nice English pale ale. Might even attract the American crowd to try this. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Had at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. Nice dark yellow color and a mix of grapefuit and flowers in the smell. Tastes pretty good! openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2005
Wow, a bit more hoppy than I thought it would be, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Copper/amber color with thin creamy head. Great flavor all the way through. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2005
On tap at Milly’s. Nice thick and creamy head with a clearish ambery color. Somewhat fizzy mouthfeel, but not overly so. Nice malty flavor with a slight hoppy edge. An awesome beer! tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
Light to fair grapefruit/orange-citrus, floral hop nose with some underlying caramel malt sweetness. Very clear dark tan caramel colour with creamy white head. Perfumey, floral hop flavour and fair bitterness with good supporting rounded malt base. Medium-light body with decent carbonation. Well brewed and very enjoyable. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4978) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #10. Small sample at the brewpub, also in the company of Volgon and brewer Dirtymike. Clear amber with a pleasant head and lots of lace...sweet, pungent earthy nose...luscious, full body, delicately hoppy, quite sweet..thick and creamy, sweet fruit nectar... Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Light amber, clear. Creamy off-white ring. Interesting nose, earthy and floral yet also orangey. At the same time, the hops feel pretty mellowed out. Fruity palate with a good dry-out effect, very floral and orangey fresh tasting hops. Creamy texture, rounded mouthfeel. That’s a pretty good pale ale there. MartinT (10240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Grapefruits and oranges evolve into a dry pine hop bitterness...Pale malt sweetness blends amicably with the woody hoppiness...Meditative yet energetic... Volgon (2762) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Fresh growler from the brewpub: Clear light orange with a few small bubbles. Earthy hops and bready malts in the aroma, light carbonation, medium bodied starts and ends lightly bitter with some sweetness in the aftertaste.