scanovajr (600) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Taste is also malty, nutty, caramel, fruity. Nice bitterness. Soft carbonation
Sizzler80 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper with a thin white head. Malty, hoppy with a strong aroma of grass and leaf. Earthy and bitter with malt and hops.
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rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color with excellent full head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and dry biscuit well-balanced by traditionsl peppery floral British hops. Not complicated, easy drinking. Terrific session beer. .
22415brewery (313) - redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
North American bottled version @ 5.0% abv. Pours a medium copper color through and through, a bit of haze settles throughout. Nose has fruity esthers - stone fruits and chewy, nutty malt esthers which is almost oak-like with a slight note of wet tobacco. Minimal fine head that leaves a soap-sud like lacing. Soft toffee, light caramel sweetness, a moderate amount of smooth bittering finishes the sip. I expected a bit more character from the Goldings hops, not as floral as other notable ESBs from across the pond. Noble aroma of the Liberty peeks through. A well balanced hop combo with a fairly pleasing finish which has just enough of a snap to garner another sip. However in the end, malt dominates but it’s missing that certain something that makes a complete beer.
Kristall-König (1843) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malziger, süßfruchtiger Geruch mit Noten von Pflaume und Sherry. Beginnt malzig-dunkel. Mitte schokoladig-würzig, etwas dumpf. Malzschokoladiger Abgang, moderat trockenbitter.
Kaum Überraschungen - hätte mehr erwartet.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks Dagan, pours bronze with honey tones and a small head, aroma of caramel, wood, toffee, molasses, malt, flavor of bread, toasted bread, wheat, malt, light bitterness, some acidic notes, medium bodied, OK
maneliquor (1559) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Dark amber pour with a small pale yellow head. Honey and caramel malts is about all I get on the nose with a touch of coffee. Honey sweetness and bitter, harsh coffee in the taste. Didn’t like this one at all
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
dark amber/light brown rather clear liquid, pours a slightly silky, thin, pale tanned head. a slightly musty, grape hop aroma with weak malt and stingy character. there is a nice sweet sour twang to the aroma, reminding on grape fruit and earth. The taste has a slightly weird balance of a wide and crispy bitterness with honey-like sweetness. the stingy bitterness unfortunately does not support this as a whole and sort of vanishes quickly into the background while being all over the place at the same time. the texture is a bit watery but has a pleasant dryness to it that saves some of the feel. carbonation is a bit too heavy in relation to this but is manageable. the structure seems to be a bunch of decent but weak aspects brought together not very well, leaving the end product without true character, but with a decent entirety.
ralphdot (881) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.8% Triple XB, very nice beer, amber colour with a thin head, toasted malt flavour with a hint of caramel, good stuff..
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut brown with a decent off-white head. Hoppy aroma with grass, resin , mild licorice and some smoke/metallic notes. A mild bitter with a slight sourness. Bitter finish, which lasts and is quite warming. Overall, not too shabby and a favourite of the Batemans offerings.