rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From WLVL. Strange that it is retired just had a bottle and it was a rather good ESB. Nicely hopped but not too much, smooth easy drinking. Decent maltiness. Serving: bottle
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Large beige head atop lightly hazed copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, caramel, some grapefruit/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy/grapefruit. Somewhat watery light-medium body, light effervescence, stickiness.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. crystalline, salty, sugary orange and melon nose with hints of rhubarb and bitter green ripe hop notes. the body is similar, strongly hopped with a lot of alpha acids. toasty malt and chalky / powdery yeast with some faint dark malt accent. silky carbonation with a medium-light body. bright orange juice and ice cream hop / yeast play, highly bitter for the sugar level. hints of oxidation onset with the finish becoming a little too sweet limit it from being an upper-3 experience.
Pudding (132) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle Cotteridge Wines B30. Thick mouthfeel with fruity taste and perhaps a honeyed finish. Another interesting brew from this excellent brewery.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Blue Monk, caramel colored pour. malt heavy aroma, touch of orange, caramel sweetness. Pretty balanced flavor of caramel malts, slightly aged hops and some citrus notes. Flavorful ESB
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at LIncoln Wine Bar. It’s a very british style beer with a good dose of mineral flavor in the finish. Medium Bitter. Cloudy amber pour.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Cask. Good golden bitter. Not much aroma, some fruits and cereal.
Taste: Cereal, straw, hops.
CraftBeerNick (616) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home 12th August 2012. Pours to form a rich brown red pint, good head, aroma is not over welming. Taste is pleasant, caramel comes through on the finish, pretty much as it promises. I prefer the more hoppy offerings from Buxton
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, grass and citrus.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and citrus.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CK. Cloudy walnut pour. Nose and flavor hold very pleasant bready malts and excellent grassy and spicy hops. A nice hoppy bitter.