tia (1668) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Copper with creamy head and lacing. Smells almost melony plus bready and peppery. Tastes sweet, but not too sweet, with a light bitterness. Full mouth feel.
chinchill (4137) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Deschutes brewpub in Bend.
Clear copper body with a very good head.
Mild aroma of sweet malts and Light hops. Mildly bitter.
Medium body and lively carbonation.
Sarlacc83 (1816) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz sampler at the brewery.
A: Cloudy pure brown with an off-white head.
N: Biscuit, pine, coriander, straw and hay, minerality, touch of honey. Brown sugar, toasted bread, and earth.
T: Decently bitter, moderately sweet.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Classic Bitter. Pity this one was discontinued outside the brewpub, as I’d like to have this more often.
SirLimpsalot (3574) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Deschutes 16-3-10: en lagom bitter med trevlig fyllighet och en lagom beska. En ok öl.
gyllenbock (7317) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. A bit darker golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light hops and some grass. Similar taste. An ok one.
JStax (4996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear copper with a big white head. The aroma is doughy and a bit grassy. The taste has nice caramel sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light fruity, peaches, sweet malts, caramel, bread. Appearance: clear, light brown, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, remain quite light, good fruitiness. Overall: very nice ESB indeed, malty, fruity, excellent. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.
R4N5H (726) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, cask at the GBBF 2015 (London Olympia) on 14-Aug-2015. ABV 5.3%. Dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, oranges and slightly nutty. Medium body and soft carbonation. Flavour of caramel, sweet malt, dark fruits and light citrus. Slightly bitter finish. In the ESB style, light, easy to drink.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, poured into a plastic cup at Deschutes Street Pub Chicago. The aroma is a malty, fig, molasses, raisin, and pie crust combination with a mild roasted nut note late. It’s an effervescent, hazy caramel brown with a tan, dense sudsy head that retains a moderate messy surface and a dense, but runny lace. The taste is a medium bittersweet that balances well at first, but turns more bitter heavy by mid cup. The texture is a thicker oiliness with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium light body. The flavor profile, at first, strikes the palate as caramel apple with a dark chocolate, but oranges, molasses, and pie crust emerge next with nuts coming through late. The finish is a dark raisin and woody spice blend with molasses late. It’s dry with a mellow toffee and pie crust aftertaste with a warm combination of molasses, nuts, and a bitter wood spice. There’s also a hint of waxiness, and a roasty nutty bitter aftertaste late, but all very mild.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th August 2015
GBBF Day 4. Cask. Clear gold - amber beer, a few pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is light with decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts. A little sweet bubblegum ester. Big spicy orange. Light hop spicy finish. Nice bitter!