superspak (3403) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
williamherbert (1384) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey orange color. Very little head, looks syrupy.
Severe sugar and caramel in the nose. There is a mild euro hop, but mostly malt. It’s actually very pleasant if you can handle the sweetness. The taste mirrors the aroma: sweet but not saccharine, lots of toffee.
The feel is slick and buttery. This is a very sweet, pleasant beer.
undercurrent25 (1582) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden colour. Taste is biscuity and cerealy. Floral on the palate. Pretty average
adamnowek (650) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep but clear orange with almost no head. Aroma is almost like a rye whiskey but quite mild. Nice and malty.
procraste (176) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
C’est sympa, c’est léger, c’est direct mais c’est pas exaltant et pas super équilibré non plus. Je n’ai pas trop senti la sorcière brulée ... En même temps, la date de consommation optimale de ma bouteille était dépassée ...
ThirstyBird (2187) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear orangish yellow with an off white head. the smell is biscuit, mild fruit, honey. The taste is The taste is biscuit, mild fruit, decent malt background with some floral character and ending dry. Light+ with a bit prickly carbonation.
maverick32 (24) - Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this as a 10 ounce pour at Park Lane Tavern in Hampton. Pleasantly surprised at the flavor, but didn’t realize it was an ESB until looking it up. Not very hoppy for an ESB. Slight head, clear copper in color, a nice mouth feel and crisp clean finish.
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml. bottle sampled courtesy of Kraddel. BBF 09/2001. Hazy to murky reddish amber brown with white bubbles. Nose is pure cardboard red wine oxidation, sweet madeira & touch watery / thinned out by age. Taste is watery cellar oxidation, tad bitter paper, plastic, red wine oxidation, sweet madeira, light wine sour, totally thinned out by age. Watery & oxidized body. Totally 100 % oxidized for whatever it is worth. Not much else to report here.
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thnx to matt .
Pours murkey orange brown , small to no white head .
Smell is dusty, madeira, sharp metallic , spiced, sour touch .
Taste is very aged, dusty, thin mouthfeel , madeira in the back , sweet touches that stayed in . Some faded grains . sharp slight sour touch .
RichTheVillan (4470) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Ocado; clear amber pour with a frothy white head, lemon and malt aroma, taste has pale malts, light citrus so so.