MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
This brew has an extremely woody aroma. Besides that, it is boring and thin. Some bitterness in finish. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2004
Just found this old rating: Aroma mildly floral with a hint of caramel malt. Appearance was poor bubbly head ontop of a light amber pasturised brew, should actually loose points for the clear bottle but Youngs make fabulous looking bottles regardless. Flavour was lacking from my notes, watery and only mildly bitter as well as pasturised so I think it could barely be described as bready. Oh well I don’t like cricket either. fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Light amber color. Sugar floss aroma; very light hop. Very thin Bitter, totally useless. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2004
I was going to be clever and use all sorts of references to cricket. You know, things like 'too many of these and you will be walking as if you had a SILLY LEG', or 'if you were standing in a parched GULLY this one goes down a treat' or 'the last thing you would want to do with this beer is RUN OUT', or 'they certainly knew how to PITCH the yeast when they brewed this little beauty, or 'buy a couple of these as they are great KEEPERS', or 'NO BALL should be without this as the premier beer', or 'for a great session beer you couldn't find a better MEDIUM PACER', etc etc. Regrettably no matter what SPIN you put on this beer it has me STUMPED that English brewers can't achive the same quality and character in their bottled beers as they do in their draught versions. Someone needs to BAIL these brewers up to obtain an appropriate answer. Ungstrup (37605) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2004
The aroma is sweet spicy and flowery. The color is amber and it has a small disappearing white head. The flavor is sweet with notes of honey and flowers (elder?) before it ends on a dry hoppy note. Quite disappointing.
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2004
I started out with high hopes, only to be disappointed. It pours a light, luminescent amber/orange color, with a massive loosely formed head and prolific large-form bubbles of carbonation in the body. The aroma is very understated, with caramel/honey flavors coming out later. The flavor is very thin, some metallic notes, only hints of malt. The palate faded quickly, leaving a flat, weak watery body and only suggestions of sweetness. There were moments in the middle of the pint that I thought this could redeem itself to an average beer, but alas, it showed itself to be very below average, which is too bad because Lords is such a lovely place and with its tradition it deserves a beer of higher caliber. Thanks to my buddy Simon for bringing a bottle of this from the Kings Arms in Oxford to Texas. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
Pale amber coloured. Bad and strange sweet aroma. Very sweet and honeyish flavour. Thin and watery. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2004
thought i'd grab a bottle of this on my way to ecz's to watch the boxing day test cricket. i guessed it was a suitable beer for early in the day but it just tasted of stale honey eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
garrat says it right, a totally pants pint. strangely hard and soapy mouthfeel - salty. no bitterness, just bready, flat malt and faintly herbal dryness. jeez youngs put out some crap. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Boy do i hate cricket,not a good start eh,a total pants pint,no flavour and no body.