ej (825) - Hauglandshella, - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, almost coppery amber. aroma is medicinal of sorts, but not in a bad way. Citrus and grapefruit. Mellow taste with some mild fruityness. Relatively bitter.
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating this a five based purely on style...a perfect ESB. Great earthy hops,seems of noble variety, floral malt flavor a perfect ESB!
zenkis (617) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super intense, barley winey aroma- caramel, berries, maltiness- wow. Pours casual in the glass- bubbly, spongey, thick, finger wide top. Taste- medium sweet, light bitterness; smooth, soft palate. Very drinkable and pleasant; only alarm was untypical strong malt bill versus light hops presence in flavor. Medium bodied
Vells (775) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty background, caramel, some light fruitiness, bit hops. Quite light medium bodied, but well balanced. Promising nose, but taste makes question myself - why I didnt just grab a barley wine. Decent, but nothing to remember.
Sjohnh (290) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown with a foamy white head. Leaves some nice lacing around the glass. Medium body and low carb. Does a good job of being an English ale - could imagine this as a pint of bitter in a quiet country pub - except that the flavours are pumped up with dark malts, burnt caramel and earthy hops.
SirRaf (23) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good looking beer has a beautiful amber color and pours with a thick creamy head. It has a mild aroma. It has a really nice smokey malt flavor and is easy to swallow.
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of bitter hops, caramel malt and some nuts. Medium body, flavour pretty much as the aroma. Nice and simple, but well done.
Franckg (136) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goût de caramel, baies sauvages et de houblons floraux. Très gouteuse et rafraichissante. Beaucoup mieux que bien des ESB.
wvhoran (379) - Tasmania, - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bright red-amber with a tan head. The aroma is toasty, caramel, citrus fruits (hops). The flavour is lightly sweet, with toffee, orange and lemon. Faint but persisting bitterness. Well made.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour with a white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and slight nuttiness. Flavor is similar with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. Great example of the style.