StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
500ml bottle - bought at a Sainsbury’s, so I don’t think this is "retired". They aren’t really know for carrying rare, cellared beers. Pours dark golden/copper in colour, medium head. Aroma is light and a little bit strange. Earthy, grassy, musty hops and fruity malt. Flavour is similar, along with caramel from the malt, but everything blends sort of awkwardly together and the body is much too light and watery. Not very memorable or exciting. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle, IBS perth,
Defineitly not retired
Average aroma, clear pour, with small head, a tiny bit of malty sweetness with a pretty standard dry finish, not bad but hardly memorable. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 2
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : 2   Cereals : 3   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : 1   Herbal : 1   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : 2   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Still quite fresh, well malted, dry example with mild earthy mintiness.
Unretired bottle from Tesco. Lagery gold clarity with lacy white froth. Some very musty ganja-tinged hop resins floating out of the pint glass as it warms. Smells much better than it tastes. Sourish, faintly sulphurous with a shampoo bitterness in the finish. Doughy, fresh bread-like afters. Ok Bitter cooked and filtered half to death. Fin (10472) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours warm golden in colour some citrus notes from the hops. taste is a touch sweet but there is some balance with a reasonable bitterness, as bitters go this is fairly standard and has little to set it apart from the rest of the crowd.
cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Golden coloured ale, with a hoppy nose and ahoppy hoppy biscuity flavour little drying Ungstrup (37271) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
Bottled. A clear orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with dusty flowery notes from the hops. The flavor is sweet with notes fo caramel, leading to a dry flowery and bitter end. The body is thin. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
500ml bottle. Gold/amber colour with little head. Not much happening in the aroma. There’s a light, citric bitterness on the palate. Dry, but rather thin, with a papery feel. This can be a decent session bitter on cask but it doesn’t translate to bottle too well. No great faults, and drinkable enough, but I couldn’t get too excited by this beer.
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
It’s a golden beer, with a nice, creamy head. Nice and light aroma, the flavour has a moderate bitterness and notes of caramel, fruit and flowers. The bitterness increases in the finish, but still moderate. HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2007
Yet again, ratebeer are saying beers are retired when they aint! I bought a bottle of this golden wonder from Tesco’s just today! And it tastes good. Light brown/dark amber in colour, good carbonation. Slips down a treat with a slight hoppy dryness clearly evident. A tad reminiscent of the great Shepherd Neame Masterbrew!