canary dog (780) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
I experienced some wine-like tartness. Better than Bass, Old Speckled Hen, and perhaps London Pride (IMHO), because it carries more hops and less malt. dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2001
Very drinkable ale. Enjoyable, yet nothing memorable. (Whitbread - how it is spelled in U.S., at least according to my bottle sitting on my desk.) P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 5, 2001
nice dark amber color. its a good beer..................................... MainerInExile (41) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2001
An unimpressive pale ale. By that I mean it didn't make much of an impression on me. It's not bad by any means, just unremarkable. Slight hoppy/fruity nose, copper color. billb's rating agrees with my experience. Mediocre sums it up. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2000
I've been drinking Whitbread for many years now and it seems that the quality and taste profile of this brew has gradually diminished over the last few years. The intense toasted bread aroma and taste just isn't there as it used to be. Still a decent English Ale, but not the brew it used to be.
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2000
Nothing much to say about this brew. Not much aroma, not much flavor, average color and average mouthfeel. The pinnacle of mediocrity. PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2000
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Re-rate from a better sampling. (Cincinnati brewed bottle). Dark reddish color, with amber tinge, full head. Nice looking beer. English ale yeast fruitiness in aroma with moderate earthiness and caramel malt notes (Maris Otter?). Well balanced flavor, with full nutty caramel malts and nice backing bitterness. Low on hop flavors. Smooth. Well done pale ale and quite drinkable.