Holmen2 (1221) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden. Bitterness and grapefruit seeds in aroma. American rather.than British. Missing desired britishness for an ESB.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle as Anderson Valley Belk’s ESB. Pours a hazy copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma has some savoury notes, nutty and caramel malt and faint pine hops. Pine and lime hops up front lead into savoury nutty malt in the mid-palate. A savoury flavour persists into the finish, to be joined by caramel malt. A passable if not spectacular bitter.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is hazy oramge with no head, no bubbles, completly flat. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, sweet malts. Taste has citrusy and grassy hops, caramel, a bit sweet. Low-medium body. Could have been good but this one is a drain-pour
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy, amber-orange pour with a thin white head. The aroma has floral and grassy hops mixed with some light, bready malt. The light body has an oily texture with soft carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a very dry finish.
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours a dark orangish golden color with a light tan head. Malty aroma of sweet grains. The flavor is caramely with a slight bitterness. Nice, solid mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a tall light tan head that has good retention, settling into a sparse coating.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with caramel and brown sugar notes with an herbal tea like hop aroma along with some fig aromas.
Taste: Malty with lots of caramel, notable most through the mid-taste through to the finish. Perhaps a touch too much. The hoppiness is mild, providing a slightly floral and herbal quality to the flavor.
Palate: Light in carbonation, but full bodied.
Overall: This is a decent beer and I could certainly drink it, but it’s not very enjoyable by the end.
rondphoto (2269) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy medium amber with a long-lasting head cover and wide horizontal streaks of lace. Taste is strong malt with a little sweetness appearing in the palate, that grows as it adds a bittering finish. The finish eventually drops the bitter, leaving a sweet residue. Overall, very drinkable.
Landmonger (156) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into an English Pint glass, it is a caramel color with a thin head, the aroma is malt and some sweetness, taste is malt up front and then gives way to hoppy bitterness that is pronounced, overall a nice ESB
MikeJslc (758) - USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold, hazy, off-white head. Aroma of grainy-sweet malt with a little caramel, spicy-herbal hop aroma with a little citrus in there. Flavor is biscuity and grainy with a little honey sweetness, followed by a soft herbal hop flavor, finishes with a moderate spicy hop bitterness.
patricks110 (1754) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice solid brew. Golden yellowish body with a head of thin wispy beige and the aroma has mild spiced hops, grapefruit and a mild caramelized biscuity malt. Well balanced and crisp, clean flavour.