high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium amber color and an off-white head. It has an aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. The flavor is mild, with balanced malt and hops up front, a crisp middle, and a slightly sweet finish along with a prickly carbonation.
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sonnycheeba (3939) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pour clear copper with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, floral hops, faint spice, and faint pear. Flavor is a delicious combination of lightly, caramel sweet malts aside smooth hop notes with a touch a dry, citrus peel. Medium body and carbonation.
solidfunk (4705) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very easy to drink. Great malt balance with touch of light bitterness. Pours brown hazy with ok head and lacing. Tap at Rattle N Hum.
Wittales (678) - 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 (1391) - 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 (1941) - 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 (6079) - 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 (4108) - 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 (195) - 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 (2788) - 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 (817) - 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.