Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2004
Bottle. A burnt-orange ale that pours with a disappearing head. Light aroma of caramel and leafy, herbal hops. A hint of skunkiness, too. Light-to-medium body with a thinly syrupy mouthfeel. Toffee-like sweetness and moderate hop bitterness up front, with quick, brisk, hoppy finish that fades into a sweeter aftertaste. Satisfactory. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2004
Bottled. A mid brown bitter with a malty nose. The taste is typically English being mostly bitterness. There is nothing distinguishable about this beer. It is brewed to be very safe. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Amber Coloring. Not a bad Ale. Very balanced. Definitly a session beer. The Can seems to be a bit creamier. shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 A very nice ale. Has a great ale taste. On re-tasting this beer, I am even more pleased. Has a sweet malt aroma and nice amber color. Moderate hops with a strong malt flavor. This rating is for the bottled version - In a can, it tends to pick up a metallic taste. iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Lovely crafted bottle. What’s up with the clear color? Starts well and full enough. The finish is unexpectedly a bit rougher though. Nice color. Interesting sweet vs. bitter combo. Good enough. I prefer a smoother creamier brown ale.
Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - MAY 18, 2004
bottle, pours a beautiful golden color, and has a nice hoppy aroma. slightly sweet flavor that finishes bitter. not a bad beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a golden-amber color with medium-sized egg shell head. Has a toffee and malt aroma. Flavor is sweet and creamy. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 CannedGorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Being a real ale fanatic, and not satisfied with bottled beers from UK in general, this is quite good. Well balanced - more so than the keg version. Maybe a bit sweet initially. I won’t say no if you buy me one.
Apparently this is one of the top selling imports here in Ontario. Too bad about the clear bottle – many times, it seems a little skunky. But on a good occasion, it is a nice typical bitter ale which a deep red colour, big tan tinged head that dissipates quickly and an appreciate bite in the aftertaste. But why do we have this and not Abbott Ale in Ontario?? Non-nitro version of that and I’d be very happy. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2004 Very poor..............................................