BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with nice sized off white head. Slight pine and lost of citric hoppy aroma. A little earthy flavour upfront before bittering out t a smooth flavour. Nice malt balance.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
13 of 13 tasters. Pours red/brown with a bright white ring. The nose is sweet and mlaty. Taste is sweet and really pretty nice. This is a tasty ESB.
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber color, off-white head. Nose of caramel. Strong bitterness well balance by the sugar. Something is missing. Somehow boring.
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Pint @ the brewpub] Dark copperish color-- slightly hazy, with a very rocky off white head. Caramel malt aroma. Bready yeast flavors, with sweet caramel malts and a subtle hop presence. Medium bodied; a very sessionable brew.
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 fl. oz. sample at the brewpub. App.: Cloudy reddish-copper. Aroma: sl. smokey, roasted malts and a little hops...I think. Palate: med. body, med. carbonation that is somewhat aggressive. Flav.: kinda malty to start, slightly smokey with a hint of pome fruits, a little astringent, moderately bitter, coffee-like finish.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small off-white head, nice hazy murky body... aromas of 12 grain bread(?), flowery somewhat orangy... pepper and ginger... moderately bitter... actually this beer has alot of taste to it... very good beer!
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Draught. At Dieu du Ciel. Hazy amber with an average off-white head. Smelled more like Wrigley’s doublemint gum than an ESB, but the malt is there - swint and minty. Taste is like hockey card bubblegum and malt, a lightly spicy sweet malt finish, perfumy hops. Average at best body, very lively mouthfeel, quick finish - light and spicy, quite tasty, could be a little hoppier.
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured with an adequate head that laced, but didn’t sustain well. Mouthfeel was lacking carbonation (cask). Aroma was of a slighly floral scent, but the flavor was an excellent blend of maltiness with only mild bitterness (somewhat cedar or wood-like). Very tasty.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 Cask. Partly cloudy copper body with a medium long lasting white head. Faint aroma or smelly pub, I don’t know. Pleasant initial caramel flavour, a bit fruity, followed by a medium hop bitterness. Good malt & hops balance. Body is a bit thin which is often the case with cask beer. I would have preferred a longer finish. Good typical ESB but as unsurprising as a chord progression in a Nickleback song.
Brantírn (6) - Montréal, QUEBEC!, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Version cask, cette ale est une incontournable du Dieu du Ciel. Aussi tranquille qu’une bonne ESB devrait être, des âromes très présents mais tout en douceur, cette bière servie juste à la bonne température et fraichement percée vous ferai croire que vous êtes dans un pub de l’Angleterre!!