Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderful ESB, characterful, complex, and very well balanced.
It is bright but deep copper with a very large light tan head that dissipates slowly to a permanent frothy top and leaves frothy lace.
The aroma is a rich English ale with caramelized, toasted bread, hints of ginger bread, licorice, tea leaves, caramelized-fermented figs and orange, buttery caramel.
The taste is similarly complex and characterul yet highly pleasant. It is fruity, spicey, and peppery, withtoasted bread, buttery caramel, and citrus. A restrained but firm spicey-citrusy-leafy bitterness just dominates the full-bodied malty sweetness and takes over at the finish but leaves a sweet lingering flavour.
allmyvinyl (4762) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber-brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of metal and malt. Taste is toffee all the way. Thin, watery finish.
Tom303 (94) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells sweet nutty deep cooper colour thin head that disappears fast. Lovely sweet flavour with nice bitter balance and bit of general sweet fruitiness. Very tasty and at bargain price from aldi this ones a hit!
Teran (94) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 From the bottle, tulip glass. Just a little bit cloudy, rose wine onion red colour. Metallic aftertaste, which is never good, if you ask me, even when is slight. Almost no head. Fruit and pecan, woody character. Sweet malt dominates. English bitter, probably much better form the cask.
sarauckelman (225) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jewely red color with no head. Aroma of malt and a bit of cherry and ham/pork. Bitter and a bit sour on the front, then malty, then a bit sour and tingly on the end. Flavor is strangely meaty.
uckelman (338) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, copper colored. Almost no head. Aroma is malt, molasses. maybe a hint of Christmas spices. Medium body. Bitter and acidic finish. Surprisingly lively for so little head.
christhoel (261) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber with medium light beige short lasting head. Luscious fruity caramel malt, toffee and some woody aromas. Start is mostly rawish medium dry bitter and a touch of malt. Smooth thinnish mouth feel with dry bitter flavours and some spicey hints in the finish. Lotsa nice brit bitter character.
melush (1066) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, caramelo, ligeramente afrutado.
luttonm (2770) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Dark copper, clear. Little head. Red malty aroma. English bitter, chocolate covered cherries. Solid strong bitter, decent ’premium’ style. Grape, molasses. Nice
markoijelena (781) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma of red pepper, caramel.Good carbonation, bitterness.
digopossobon (313) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor avermelhada, creme com média formação.
Bom aroma de malte tostado.
Muita torrefação no sabor. E ótimo lúpulo.
Alguma acidez no retrogosto.