Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared by Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear autumn reddish color, full sized off-white head. Aroma is fresh, piney, spruce, hops. Taste lightly malty, hoppy, very nice piney flavor, spruce, freshly cut wood, a superb smooth bitterness and a touch of caramel. Medium body, soft yet suitable carbonation. Very nice!! Would drink this on a regular basis if it were available around here. Impressive stuff.
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 January 2012 Snooty Fox. Big malt - roasty, toasty and sweet, with hints of oak and cobwebs. Well balanced with hops. Good. [4.1]
August, 2013 Pommelers Rest. Bags of malty flavour balanced by deep hops. Good. [3.6]
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours clear ruby red with a small head and lively carbonation. Nice malt flavours to start, caramel with hints of chocolate, nicely textured with some earthy dryness, fruity hints and a dash of cola. Well balanced with a short bitter finish. Nice one.
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Caramel, pine, leather and brown sugar.
Appearance: Murky mahogany body with a large off-white head that holds well. Good lacing.
Taste: Very hoppy but balanced by sweet malt flavours. Maple syrup, toffee and pine resin with a subtle plum note. Bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Overall: Impressive balance between sweet and bitter flavours.
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, handpump at The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross Station, London, Wednesday 26th March 2014 Pours a reddy/brown colour with a off-white creamy head. This is an excellent ESB its tangy, fruity yet with a pleasant little seam of hops, really good beer. Nice malty character throughout, fresh and very, very moreish. I don’t see so many really good ESB’s these days but in a changing beer world with more golden hoppy beers coming to the fore here is a very good example. I reckon Steve Silktork would really like this beer! A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Amber to copper colour with a medium to full sized off-white head. Smells hops, fresh, slightly floral, some pine resin, nice. Tastes pine resin, floral, bitter, nice. Quite refreshing. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
gnomey55 (3) - Streatham Hill, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved this... perfect amount of carbonation and a full on flavour without being overpowering or too bitter.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, treacle. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
JorgeLee (1137) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Kings Head W2. Deepish red brown colour. Slightly murky, white head. Strong fresh hop characterplus toasty amber malts. If this were American would clearly be an amber ale. Good combination lf bitter hoppy fruitiness and solid malts. A nice modern beer.
Leighton (10461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the London Brewers Showcase 2011. Pours dark red with a foamy, bubbly white head. Toast and ripe fruit on the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, big toasted malt character, some dark fruits, pumpernickel bread. Some mild, leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Ripe and slightly tangy fruits in the finish, toast, light caramel. Not bad.