MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour. Aroma of bread, hop and caramel malt. Taste was similar except some mild grass, fruit and roast. It was ok.
Again it was in my neighbors cooler so I sampled.
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500ml bottle (from Millets Farm Shop, nr Abingdon) that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber with a large off-white head and a slight fizz. Heavily sedimented. Lemon, malt and hay with a decent bitterness. A little creaminess in the finish. Decent enough bitter.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells earthy with some biscuity hints. Tastes of tea, some earthy hints, light spice. Bland.
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bready aroma. Copper-orange with a light fluffy head. Light bitterness, very refreshing.
Notes: Cask at GBBF ’10
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Had this at the Ring O’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt. I remember this beer quite fondly as a very nice example of a lovely ESB. Of course my judgment is quite pleasantly clouded by memories of a lovely barmaid and a charming country pub. Serving: Cask
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Market porter. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and sligh peachy. Smooth fruity and crisp citrusy. Bitter and slight citrusy. Ends dry and bitter.
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
23rd April 2010. On tap at the Rake. Clear gold beer. No head. Low carbonation. Dry palate. Fresh fruity grapefruit and a dash of orange. Finishes dry. Standard stuff but it’s okay!
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask - Pours oglden with a small, lingering head. It’s a nicely balanced brew with mild bitterness, bready malt, and a dry finish. Tasty!
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull, The Garrick’s Head, Bath. Bronze under a white swirl. Generous hop citrus, breakfast juice and dung aroma; some choc and orange oil once we went outside. Orange and grapefruit, a little husky malt and biscuit. Thick with balance and condition. Good. (blind rate later in the evening at The Raven)...Dusty yellow with a foamy white lid. Jam and wood aroma with gooseberry; lime and dung breaking through. Brittle with nut husk bitterness, herbal citrus, maybe celery, biscuit. MOR. Octo made me drink a pint and a half of it.
SaintMatty (6852) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Guide Dog, Southampton) - Amber in colour. Sulphuric aroma with malt and fruit. Fruity and slightly bitter taste with caramel and spicy malt. I remember it being better than this. I’ll try to rate it again in future.