miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, es equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.
laiti (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Amsterdam
Gusher. Aroma has ripe fruits, apricot and toffee. Also some hay. Flavour is odd with hops, toffee, mint and grapefruit. Finishes with herbal bitterness, gooseberry bush leaves and some alcohol. Too boozy, not good.
CraftyBeerTour (40) - Barcelon, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Maple syrup, red apple and granary bread crust in the aroma. Some nuttiness, cereal and maltiness come through in the flavour. Light hop bitterness produced. Smooth and very drinkable.
mgajdaczewa (448) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
W aromacie estrowe, owocowe, trochę drażniące. W smaku wodniste, goryczka lagerowa plus estry owocowe. Nic specjalnego, choć da się wypić
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dinkel mørk brun farve med masse kremet lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, gjær. Smak av malt, karamell og gjær. Fruktig og mye karbonert. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (1223) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Duft av humle og malt. Mørk brun farge..mye hvitt skum. Smak av banan med en litt syrlig ettersmak
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the sake of conversation just the ratings. Can’t help but I just hate smartphones. Balanced ESB, which is surprise from this overrated brewery. Candy fudge.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Hoppy; good balancing rather earthy hop bitterness. Good malt/hop balance. Sweet bitter very roasty malty throughout. Rather unusual for an ESB. Liked this a lot. Very underrated. Nice beer!
tfredvik (1045) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber body with a small, short-lived head. Moderate to faint aroma of pale malts, yeast and traces of tobacco (or maybe my nose is a bit screwed up by the strong and weird aroma of the To Øl Snowball that I just had). The flavours are stronger, although not exactly complex. Caramel, fruits and yeasty notes that I find surprisingly Belgian (definitely screwed up by the Snowball). Smooth and creamy on the palate. A nice ESB.
[25 cl from tap @ Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri, Oslo]
minutemat (1356) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Not quite sure what happened with the guys below, but my beer was completely fine. Pours chestnut brown, with a nice nuttiness, a slight sweetness with a touch of dark fruit. It is nice, but I don’t quite think these guys have the style nailed yet. ESB is a deceivingly difficult style to do well and this needs a bit more work.