Wittales (699) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear ruby amber with creamy off white diminishing 1/2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are toast, nut, soft fruity esters with slight Maris otter malt sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are fruity esters upfront gives way to soft malt sweet middle. The soft woodsy, herbal, spicy hops are a good balance to a wonderful English water yeasty finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-medium body, then a lasting balanced slightly dryish finish. Overall a stellar example of an ESB.
back (1569) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rød klar skum råhvid
Malt citrus brød nødder
Bitter modrate sød lidt
JonMoore (1981) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - clear amber with slim white head. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, spice. Taste is fruity, hoppy, malty. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice, drinkable bitter.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Fran’s bottle shared with Yves, Marko and me. Clear amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, dry and dusty dog food nose (not so pleasant). The taste is much better; Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits and touch of dog food with nutty notes in the finish. Not so sweet as I’ve expected. Ok beer.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge thanks to Fran for this! Poured a superb, lovely ruby/amber bod ywith a small off white head. Aroma... caramel, slightly woody, raisins, dust, light chocolate, nice really, but not thrilling. Taste... caramel, light dry dog food, vague herbal notes, sweetish maltiness... I didn’t like it much at first, but the superb, silky mouthfeel makes this one a grower... definitely a well executed beer, even if the style isn’t my favorite. Good job!
javiercrasher (217) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color caramelo claro con espuma beige cremosa que deja lazo y apenas mancha.
Olor a caramelo con toque metálico y maltoso.
Entra amarga de paso cremoso y dulce para repunte acaramelado meloso afrutado. Fondo ligeramente metálico y lupulado afrutado. Se nota que es una bitter al final.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Dark amber with white film. Sweet, sugary, cake aroma, bitter and malty, mildly grainy taste. Medium body, mildly bitter finish.
zvsn (928) - ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber with a creamy head. Smell of caramel, bread and earthy hops. Taste - sweet, caramel malts, biscuits, nuts, light fruitiness, medium herbal bitterness, feels a bit old. Medium body and carbonation. Decent.
trapped (1204) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pacific Standard. Rich amber color with creamy beige head, spciy aroma, high carbonation, caramel taste, medium finish, bitter aftertaste. A very good ESB.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, biscuit, a roasted chocolate note, nuts and an earthy hops touch. Sweetish malty flavor with biscuit, toast, nuts and a bitterish finish with some hops. Medium-bodied.