Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle from Beer Cartel BB 29/09/2015
Pours an attractive red-amber body, small beige head hangs around.
Subtle yet complex aroma; toasted nuts, browned toffee, sweet biscuits, subtle roast, dried fruit undertones & earthy hop spice.
Full bodied, subdued carbonation, bit of chewy, syrupy, unattenutated quality to the texture.
Oooo...audibly tasty on the palate - plenty of toffee, biscuity, nutty, crystal malt, hints of red fruit esters, with raisiny, perhaps a touch oxidised, notes and earthy hop bitterness.
Authentic tasting ESB - well done overall!
ANZUShophunter (28) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle in English pint glass. Rich in both colour and flavour. Toffee and raison are prominent but balanced nicely by the hops. My fav Aussie ESB.
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle into pint glass. Nice pepper malt nose. Mahogany red colour with foamy tan head. Taste is slight sweetness followed by intense but short bitterness. Well made & authentic bitter.
Lagerboy (1446) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear bright medium copper, lasting creamier tan foam. Aroma of caramel/toffee malt and dark fruit. Taste is quite sweet, caramel/toffee malt, dark fruitiness, barely bitter faint earthy herbal hop. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Nice enough. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Tap. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Andrus86 (115) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. Didn’t pour into glass but came across cloudy in colour, not heaps of smellonf the nose but got some malt. First taste was heavy malt, nice & thick with a bit of sweet caramel/toffee taste... Possibly better off tap.
Sourced from Ceallrbrations Capel
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, toffee flavours. I haven’t drunk much ESB - pretty nice but not rushing out to buy it again.
chrisbroadie (13) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 500ml bottle - Ar: roasty and caramel with a grassy hop note / Ap: Dark amber almost brown, hazy, minimal tan coloured head / T: Quite bitter as expected for an ESB, slight initial sweetness but then its all about the bitter / P: Medium-ish body, thin texture, lightly carbonated, with a long bitter finish / O: Decent brew, grassy flavours and raisins really shine through the nice maltiness of the beer. Pretty good, worth round 2 for sure
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel amber with an off white head. Sweet dried fruit aroma with a sweet toffee finish. Excellent malt backbone that is the foundation of this brew. Low carbonation, however would like something more to finish.
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor shared at Eagle Bay Brewery. Pours toffee amber with a small beige head. Nose is very sweet toffee apple with mild grass and sultana. Taste is overly sweet toffee with grass and mild dark fruits. Too sweet for me and lacking on the back end. Ok