DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
Cask version sampled.
Golden beer with good white head. Spicy, creamy aroma with tones of toast and grass. Buttery and bitter flavor. Typical lager, quite boring.
Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Lager-like appearance, clear, virtually no head. Somewhat carbonated and not exactly 'thin' but still not satisfying. Unpleasant bitterness. Sticky sweetness. As it went flat--which it did quickly--it got worse. (cask at Hobgoblin pub, Oxford) rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2002
Bottle conditioned. Short head with moderate condition. Hazelnut aroma with a background of malt and, erm, celery. Dry bitter nutty body and a shortish finish. omhper (25953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2002
Sample cask conditioned. Flowery nose. Grapefruit aroma. Light- to medium bodied. Soapy hoppiness, sparkling mouthfeel. Dry, salty bitter finish. A nice drinkable cask bitter with an American touch.
The bottled version appears less flavourful, and lacks the freshness and sparkling mouthfeel of the cask version. This rating is for the cask version.