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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
[ As Cricket Hill Colonel Blides ESB ]. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, citrus and pine notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090805]
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2008 Total Score: 3.4
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium to dark amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, berry, dusty, moderate to heavy hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (060808)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is Fruity and slight malty. Vague cornish note. Bitter and dry into the finish. Ends dry and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. Supposedly an ESB not an amber ale. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009 (as Colonel Blides ESB). Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, some fruits and a bit yeastylike earthy notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Balanced, but quite boring ESB.
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Cask@GBBF2008. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, hops, some mild notes of wood and malts. Flavour is wood, saltwater, earth mild grassy hops as well as mild caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Clear brown beer. Softish palate, a little dry. Sweetish malt. Peachy fruit and a little orange. Low carbonation and finishes dry but a tasty little beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009 ....Copper ... sweet fruit little toffee nose...juicy fruits ... sweet floral ... low bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Cask, GBBF 08... ambercoloured light haze ... fruity light hop ... malty fruity soft bitterness...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
At GBBF 2009. As the ESB. Amber clear, thin lasting beige head. It’s a pretty close attempt at an English ESB. Some fruit on the malts, bit of pepper on finishing hops. Bit dusty/stale/oxidised.
Earlier Rating: 8/15/2008 Total Score: 2.7
Cask gravity from GBBF 08. Hazy amber. No head. Is it an alt? No not really. Too much American hop. Little bit of sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. "As Colonel Blides ESB" Clear amber color, not much head. A bit glueish hoppy (grapefruit, mango) aroma. American hoppy flavor, some caramel and fruity notes. Light hoppy finish. Very American ESB.


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