yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Canal Street. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight grassy. Light citrusy hops flavour, bitter and rather dry yet with a nice fruity impression. Ends bitter and crisp hoppy.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7th August 2009
GBBF. Cask. Cloudy brown beer. Soft dry palate. Mild carbonation. A little sour malt. Very light hops. Okay but a bit uninspiring.
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 09 ....murky brown ... big fruity hop ... little yeast nose ... bitter back bone ... juicy grapefruit ... dry orange.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light nutty, cherry, chocolate. Watery light-medium body. Seems like an amber.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light fruitiness, and toasted grain. Flavor of pine hoppiness, caramel, and nuts with a dry finish.
Christian (12193) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malt and a yeasty note. Dry malty flavour with good hop character and a bitter finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from a long ago backlog. Pours hazy orange. Nose/taste of grassy hops, citrus and light malt. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Good take on the style.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep clear orangey brown ale with a thin lacing off white head. Faint malt and light British hops. In mouth, a nice bitter beer with British hops, sustained, a bit too astringent, again, maybe due to lack of malt. On tap at Fenway brewpub, Oct. 12 2008.
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2009
Fruity hop aroma. Mid brown coloured hazy in appearance and fruity with a crisp bitter and slightly dry malt finish.
Following Brewdog Tokyo was always going to be a tough act for any beer but this was a nice one to round off 4 excellent days of drinking at the 2009 GBBF.
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Fenway location. Not quite what I expected honestly. Pours a dark, copper nearly brown with a creamy white, heavily lacing head. Aroma was very floral, perfume like, sweet smelling. I asked the bartender what type of hops they used for this beer and the bartender said Cascade, all cascade. That threw me off even more. Flavor was nice, candy sweet, floral, sticky fruits, tropical fruits. Finish is more sweet than bitter making this truly a head scratcher. Very drinkable as it is, I’d definitely order it again, but far from what I expect from an ESB in every respect.