SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2002
Not bad but a
disappointing beer. Nice bitter start but left a vinegary taste in my mouth. I will definitely try it again. OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Clear mid-gold colour with small thin light beige head. Faint fruity/floral hops and lesser malt aroma. Start is bright, fresh and medium bodied with maybe a touch of caramel, candy, chewing gum and whiskey thrown in. This beer has more of a classic bitter type flavour than I expected. The first time I tried this I remember it starting well but ending poorly but this time I found it quite refreshing, it must have been the great outdoors.
(Rated 8/5/02: Laycock village tourist car park UK)
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Goldend color with a medium white head. Noticable alcohol content wich makes it a little sweet. Nice hopps bitterness and overall a decent ale. Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2002
I think this beer is a classic case of the whole being less that the sum of its parts. There’s some great grapefruit hops flavors and some nice sweet malt in here. However the flavors just never seem to mesh together. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t an unpleasant beer, it just never seems to come together in the end. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Very much a pale ale. Crisp, clear, and clean, well balanced, however it is extremely dry. A little to dry for my tastes
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Copper with a white head. Aroma is relatively sweet, with a bit of butteriness. Flavor is medium sweet, fruity, peachy. Is a touch of butter, but not too much. Some slight notes of toffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness. A well balanced beer, but nothing too exciting. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Only slightly hazy copper color. Slight spice/citrus, but mostly a nice hops taste. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2003
Bottled at the Grey Lodge in Phila. Good beer was expecting a little more however. Hint of malt flavor the got bitter in the finish. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
Nice looking beer with a lasting soft pillow-like head. Light aroma reminds me of an empty glass of Strong Belgian Ale, light yeast and bread. Alcohol is not overpowering. Smooth, warm palate with a nice aftertaste. Not a bad beer but not great and not worth $6 Cdn. Too mild to be exotic and too ambitious to be a session. Ernest (7693) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2004 Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Another fresh bottle, but still a faint and boring aroma. Good flavor balance, mouthfeel, and appearance help its score.