Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark golden with a bubbly head. Malt, cardboard and earth flavor notes. Nicely bitter finish. Can only echo Chris-o’s words about the pasteurised and "dead" feel to this beer.
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Dark copper colour, thin whitish head. Some green apple, also flavour of burnt toast (don’t know where that comes from) with lots of bitterness and flowery hops towards the end. Some caramel and sweetness but I can’t get past that burnt toast flavour. OK but not Black Sheep’s best
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Suprizingly good for tesco, bottled ales. Apperance is better than expected with good lacing, aroma and taste are both reasonably sweet, and found the alcohol noticeable too. alround not to bad, go for it again if theres nothign else.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with a small head. Lots of lacing. Slightly musky aroma, Spicy, sweet and hoppy taste. A bit watery. ESBs are not my favourite style, but this is okay to me.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber/copper colour. Fruity and quite heavily hopped, leading to a spicy, tangy character. But its also distinctly sweet and has a sort of stewed, sticky feel that grates a bit and compromises the balance. Plus it has the telltale metallic edge of a pasteurised beer. OK, but could be better. 500ml bottle from Tesco.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Amber-coloured, slightly hazy beer with a rather massive head that laces my glass. A rather disharmonic blend of aromas with a very bitter finish. A quite special ESB. 121204
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Cloudy and not very pretty in the glass. (Love it in the bottle though; What a cute label!) Aroma as well as the flavor are quite special. It smells of spices, alcohold and hops in a peculiar way. And it tastes a bit odd, but not bad. Michael thinks it has a good freshness. Dry palate. Not bad.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I got a curious pineapple aroma. A good, solid head and lacing. First taste was favourable, but a fizzy metallic tang set in and the bitterness at the finish was thin and disappointing.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
White head on top of an orange body. Reasonably hoppy and very easily drinkable, very thrist-quenching and not too strong. There is fruit there, although I can’t says which, and sweet malt. Nice summer ale.
ALLOVATE (2857) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from the bottle around ’Use by" and poured into a pint glass. A decent head of white foam formed atop a bright orange-gold body. The head lasted and produced excellent lacing. Sweet malt aroma, with tangy citric hop notes and a herbal spice. In the mouth an unusual wash of oranges crossed the palate, with peppery spices, husky grain feels and a bitter grassy swallow. Medium carbonation and a medium light palate. Good blend of Goldings hops to balance the sweetness. Very clean and overall refreshingly crisp summer style Ale. Lovely!!!