Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear amber color with a short lived white head. The nose is a mix of euro lager (thanks to that clear bottle I’m guessing) and buttery English ale. It’s a little slick on the tongue with a stale bitterness and a touch of toffee. Off balance with a bitter finish that reminds me faintly of aspirin. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Less than mediocre. troopie (2415) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Skunked aroma that soon lost it’s skunk and became a pleasant floweriness. Restrained sweet malty body, fairly light with a lekker finish. Better cold crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Clear bottle. Surprisingly not skunked. And surprisingly good. Light toastiness, light hop bitterness, pleasant. joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2012
A clean english bitter with a nice yeast profile. Not much on the hop aromas, slightly earthy. Malt is clean light and refreshing with some nice bready and biscuity flavor. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours light red...not much head...aroma is a skunky sweet malt... Taste is weird...has a decent initial taste but the finish is an unplesant bitter blech...wont do again
BlackHaddock (7586) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle drank a week before its best before date in late October 2008.
Poured into a Batemans pint sleeve glass. Clear, bright, teak brown or red wood in colour depending on how it caught the light. The off-white head soon went to just a collar.
Toffee aroma, mixed with caramel and some malts, nothing spectaclar.
The aroma wasn’t anywhere in the taste, which was tinny and metallic. Very dry in the mouthfeel and aftertaste for such a good smelling beer.
No redeeming features apart from its looks, a fizzy beer that I’ll not be trying again. rondphoto (4490) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2012
"Smells better than it tastes," said one of my drinking pals. It does smell good: sweet malt and light floral hops in the nose. Clear burnished copper color, no head, no lace, doesn’t look appealing. The taste is fresh (bottled yesterday?), with good caramel malt moving smoothly to a light balancing bitter in the finish. The finish lingers nicely. broowater (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Aroma of floral bread and leather with medium sweet and light bitterness and slight skunky taste, low carbonation and a bitter finish. A bit watery but not bad overall. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Sugary caramel aroma with a hint of cask aging. Copper color and very still. Sweet nutty flavor, mild hops present throughout. Body feels heavier than it is. Long aftertaste. Classic English ale. Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
It claims to have a nice hop balance to it, but it doesn’t come through. The appearance is orangish, which the is the most appealing/interesting thing with this beer. Disappointing overall.