Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap a Baracade in New York City. I nice example of a ESB, fruity hoppy and malty only 142 of Michael Jackson’s 500 Classics to go.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful ESB. It’s aroma has a nice balance of hops, medium malts, and some fruit esters. It’s appearance is reddish in color, with a thin white collar, and very nice lacing. It’s flavor is great with a Golding hops, some nice medium-bodied malts, and some fruity tartness at the end. It’s smooth, and perfect for session drinking.
Rune (8014) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body without a head. Smell of dark citrus fruits. Fresh and dry palate flavoured by grapefruits and honeyed malt. Lingering bitter endnotes. Well bodied and a pleasure to drink (half pint shared with Geir, at Bieres Sans Frontieres, GBBF 06.08.2008)
Dacrza (513) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I brought this growler to the PSU Brew Fest 2008 with the hopes of showing Ryan that NJ brewers aren’t sleeping in the shadows of their Pennsy counterparts... cloudy orange brown bosy with slow effervescence... thick and chunky head that settles to a thin stable white line... slightly aromatic, softly malty balanced bouquet... bubbly, medium-bodied crunchy body--yet drinkable in this basement bar environment... smooth with suggestions of soft nuts and butter... pleasant and peaceful witht the hints of spruce and honey--reminiscent slightly of the Polish mead we partook in at the Fest... capping off another successful Brew Fest, this cushions the palate and encourages another... tough to critique this interpretation...
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, GBBF 08... copper colour ... wattery woody hop ... light druit and dry fruity bitter finish
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, GBBF 08. Aromas are caramel malts with spices. Citrus with floral notes and a light soapiness. Flavours are toffee malts with citrus. Slight honeyed sweetness with pine hops. Decent.
Sigmund (5090) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008, gravity dispense. ABV was 5.5%. Golden brown colour, no head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, notes of blackcurrants. The flavour is first malty with notes of honey and caramel, then a hoppy bitterness takes over and lasts through the aftertaste - fruity hops first, then a "dusty" finish.
maeib (8682) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF2008. A dark copper coloured beer with a decent fruity hoppy aroma. The taste is also nice and hoppy. Quite English hops. Signs of freshness diminishing, and attempts at over complication but still ok.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF ’08. Dark copper. Melony aroma, leafy and intriguing. Sweet nettly taste with a lovely bitter finish. The acceptability level of this is exteme.
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF08. Orangeish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is sour fruit and wood along with some mild grassyness and yeast. Flavour is wood, grass and yeast. Finish is a bit bittery. Dry palate.