floydian1 (1250) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg pour at 4 Pines brewery tap, Manly. Copper-brown with a medium-sized creamy white head that lasts. Big malty sweet aromas and flavours (biscuit caramel, stewed dark fruits, some nuttiness) balanced by pleasant earthy hop notes that provide a decent bitterness to the end of the palate. Somewhat sticky texture with a medium body and light-medium carbonation. A good example of the style which has rarely been tried by Aussie brewers.
Malrider69 (112) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper/dark amber colour with an excellent thick, creamy, white coloured head. There is the aroma of malt with a mild to moderate bitter after taste that is medium lasting on the palate. Another quality beer from 4 Pines.
stevoj (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love the finish on this one, nice lingering, sticky bitterness. Medium weight and slick, malt, honey in the aroma, taste brings the hops in. Well rounded
Muggus69 (1685) - 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 (163) - 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 (640) - 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 (1661) - 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 (567) - 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 (227) - 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 (558) - Los Angeles, California, USA - 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.