Gazza (727) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2004
A beer i'd not tried for years, but I'm sure it used to be better than this! Nice amber colour, but that's the best bit. Faint malt on the nose, a plain malty body with a sort of appley bitterness and a dry, balanced but still malty finish. Brewed only with progress hops; not enough of 'em for me though. (sampled on cask in Wetherspoons, Wigan, UK) SilkTork (5946) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 JDW, Penge Golden amber colour with mixed foam and bubble head - loose slipping lace. Sweet with a vague brown sugar on banana flavour. A light citric note plays above the malt. An OK Blond, but little happens. [2.8] fiulijn (21525) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
JDW, Faversham. Citric notes, but a bit murky. Pleasant juicy malt that goes rancid in the middle. Lingering dusty finish. Progress? Not in great condition. [2.8]
Cloudy light amber color. Light hop aroma, and malt. Thin mouthfeel, some malt, caramel, hop, light liquorice. Bold bitterness, but not enough aromatic. Disappointing. leaparsons (10906) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2003
Bottled. Cloudy yellow - I pour yeast! Aroma is slightly spicy but not as floral as I expected. Flavours do have some floral notes, pepper and a citrus zest. The finish is bitter and sharp and pretty long lasting. Its OK. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
I'm not sure about the descrption on the bottle that raves about the hops because I really didn't get much of it. Malty prune-like aroma and toasty fruitcake flavor. Mild hop bitterness in the finish but this is definitely a malty beer.
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2003
Tasted a bit funny 9couldn't put my finger on what it was), lemony, cookies, caramel. Light and simple, it wasn't too bad, but i didn't really enjoy, maybe its this hot weather? nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
Woods and its woody in nose. Bright amber hue with a small white head. Woody in taste with hints of caramel. A reasonable beer. RichardGretton (4883) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2003
Standard ale apperance with a caramel/hopped aroma. The beer is very dry with not alot else in the flavour category. A very average beer. RobBestwick (991) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
mild hoppy nose, dark bronze hue with a good head, nutty and hoppy, the Progress hops are prevalent, sharp bitter finish rauchbier (3957) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2003
Bottle conditioned but little apparent yeast in bottle. Amber with a thin head and low level of condition. Caramel and hop nose, more hop flavour in the mouth and a hop bitterness developing into the finish.