oldPeculiarHen (14) - East Yorkshire Coast, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much aroma to be enjoyed. Provides a golden red colour when held up to the light. Soft on the palate, malty and hoppy taste. Lingering aftertaste, however overall enjoyable.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper colour with an off-white head. Light fruity and floral aroma. Quite nice bitter flavour. Soft carbonation.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dry, hoppy bitter with a nice lingering finish. Good, drinkable, goes down easy and I’d drink it often if it were available and not expensive.
piscator34 (2370) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned sample. Amber in colour with medium carbonation. A nice slightly sweet caramel malt aroma, along with some estery British yeast, and mild spicy hops. Fairly fruit forward in the mouth, but has enough rounded malt and mild hop bitterness to provide a little balance. The carbonation is a bit too strong, and the body is a bit too watery, but not bad for a canned bitter.
GRM (3806) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bottle, 500 ml, purchased at the LCBO on September 29 2007, savoured on October 3 2007; eye: copper, extremely clear, slight effervescence, tan head that disappears rapidly, a bit of lacing; nose: domination of the grainy malt; mouth: starts in hops, then the grainy malt appears and takes all the place, return of the dry bitterness, light caramel, finale in grainy malt with the return of the hops, slightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium body, grainy malt, not much carbonation, light astringency; overall: better than I expected
Bouteille transparente, 500 ml, achetée à la LCBO le 29 septembre 2007, savourée le 3 octobre 2007; œil : cuivrée, extrêmement claire, très légère effervescence, mousse fauve qui disparaît rapidement, un peu de dentelle; nez : domination du malt granuleux; bouche : début en houblon, apparition du malt granuleux qui prend toute la place, retour de l’amertume sèche, léger caramel, finale en malt granuleux avec un retour du houblon, très légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen, texture granuleuse, peu carbonatée, légère astringence; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with small quickly dissapating head. Aroma was slightly skunky with malt. Tastes dry, and skunky with hops, but lacks complexity and character. Medium body with a little carbonation and a clean finish.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Asda. Aroma is caramel malts, slightly skunky hops but mainly grassy. Taste is similar, a bag of tricks that have just not went right.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok bitter. Floral hoppy nose, good bitternes and som fruitness along with the typical caramel. It is of course inferior to the bottle-conditioned ones.
Capa (2844) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Amber/copper color with a light tan head. Malts, grass hops, and slight skunk. Flavor is a nice bitter with some malts. Grassy hops are rather noticeable. Light body. Solid, not amazing.
Re-rate: Had this on tap at The Globe, Hong Kong, and was much better than I remember. More malt, more hebal, and a more noticeable, but still light hop finish. Easily drinkable and mighty refreshing.
(Up from 2.9)
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper, low density head. Smell is skunky with some hops. A mix between body odor and moldy marijuana (as was mentioned before). Taste is very metallic, grassy, a bit of hops. Medium-lightly bodied, low effervescence. A little caramel. Bitter finish lasts somewhat.