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Bright copper color, sparkling clarity, and good foam retention when properly served. Appealing Brussels lace. Deep toasty/caramelly malt balanced by spicy/fruity hop flavors accented by fruit esters resulting from fermentation with a championship yeast strain. The aroma is subtle and reflects the flavor with malt, hop and fruit (ester)/fermentation characteristics. Smooth, medium-bodied. Easy drinking with no harsh or astringent sensations.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophound (23) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2003
Very attractive crystal clear amber colored ale. Slight hop aroma. Very subtle light bodied ale. Carmel malt flavor with a light hop follow through. A very smooth beer but a bit to subtle for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap at the source. Clear chestnut color. Aroma of caramel and light summer fruit. Taste is bittersweet, but a bit unbalanced. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (200) - CYPRUS - AUG 14, 2014
Clear amber body with a thin tan head. Aroma is bread, some flowery fresh hops, caramel, citrus, spice. Taste is light, watery, not too sweet not too bitter. I give it a low score for taste since I think it doesn’t really taste like a bitter should but overall I personally really liked this beer. Very refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravenwater (7) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Would have rated higher but bought this then noticed it was 9 months old so stale. Disappointing that a local outlet selling basically ’expired’ beer in same town where brewed (San Diego). Very much on target for the style - lots of bready, caramelly, goodness, medium fruity esters, malt dominating. Am guessing would have had more hops flavor & aroma if fresher. A respectable, tasty brew evident despite oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1010) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy burnished copper, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. Nutty, savoury malt is the main component of the aroma, with fruity, spicy hops in the mix as well. Surprisingly strong spice and citrus hops up front develop into a lemon flavour. Nutty malt and fruitcake in the mid-palate give way to fruity and mild floral hops in the finish. A pretty decent ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
Color caoba con espuma marfil. Aroma floral, canela, y tofe. Cuerpo ligero, sabor fresco, canela y herbal con final de amargor moderado y seco. Bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Barley Legal Tasting Room. Thanks! Kraddel. Faint reddish chestnut wood brown, med. tanned head. Smells watery, lightly oxidized, feels old (there is no date on the bottle), nuts, old pine resin hops, herbal hops. Watery taste, oxidation, nutty, old resin hops, mild herbal hop bitterness in the back, chestnuts, old furniture, dried flowers,… I feel like I keep getting old bottles by this brewery but they are never dated so the brewery must think that they are still good to drink. Either way, I do not get at all the high scores that this brewery gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle Pours dark amber , ok white head . smell is grainy Taste is bitter , amber malts & sweetness . Rather simple . Ok , not as good as expected

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1321) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : kolor piwa jest jeden z najładniejszych jakie widziałem. Piwo jest przejrzyste o kolorze czerwieni wpadającej w bordo. Są też prześwity pomarańczy. Piana nie jest wielka. Ma kolor brudnej bieli. NOS : aromat jest bardzo intensywny jak na ten styl piwa. Złocisty tost posmarowany hojnie dżemem owocowym. Owocowe nuty są złożone bo wyczuwam wiśnie, pomarańczę, malinę. Po wzburzeniu piwa uderza aromat toffi, herbatników, żywicy, śmietany i miodu. USTA : delikatnie nasycone o konsystencji chudego mleka. Piwo dominują nuty słodowe. Słodkie o nutach tosta z dżemem, herbatników, słodkiej herbaty z miodem. Nuty palone przypominają palony karmel i przypalony tost. Są delikatnie cierpkie przy końcu. Gorzkość jest obecna i udanie kontruje moc słodu. Powoduje, że mamy ochotę na następnego łyka. ODCZUCIA : całkowicie inny od typowego angielskiego pubowego ESB. Bogaty i smaczny. Pijalność też nie jest zła. Jestem pod wrażeniem. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (625) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, muy ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
6 fl. oz, William K, kurvi. Deep brown, thick light brown head. Yeasty, with chocolate, malt, caramel in aroma. flavor has toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and milk chocolate. Sweet, long finish. Medium bodied. Not very ESB like, but drinkable anyhow.

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