sound67 (695) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml (Waitrose). *** Colour: Reddish chestnut colour, medium-sized, clreamy off-white head. ***
Nose: Caramel, floral hops, a hint of red berries. ***
Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy; not watery at all. Medium carbonation.
Taste: Again caramel and floral hops, more pronounced red fruit and a slight sugary sweetness in the background. Same towards the middle, finish is toffee, and floral notes. Mildly sweetish aftertaste of red fruit and caramel. ***
Impressions: Above-average ruby ale/ESB with nice fruity touches and a good balance of hops and malt. More depth than I expected.
Halfling_4132 (87) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2016
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Clear copper in colour, small caramel head. Aromas: Malt, toffee/caramel, apricots and cherries, palate: flat, watery, light bodied. Taste: Dissapointing! Malt and caramel- but it’s a very simple taste. Overall: smells promising but bit of a let down to be honest. Wouldn’t call it a ruby ale.
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Waitrose, drunk at home. Light honey brown, clear, with large beige head. Floral, malty scent. Very simple but pleasant. Tastes sweet with some sulphurous bitter/sour flavours at the end. Not great but passable.
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a copper colour, huge white head with a slight reddish tinge, lots of lace. Nose is not very good. Tastes malty and a bit bitter. Not that good, but drinkable
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500 ml from Daou. Amber with an average head. Aromas of cereals, barley sugar, caramel, white fruits. The taste is malted, bread, earthy bitterness, almond, sweet apple and ripe apricot, black tea. Smooth and creamy beer, sweetened and herbaceous.
DandyWolfFloyd (1034) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - sweet malts, light toffee, dark sugars
Appearance - hazy golden amber with an off- white head.
Taste - is dark fruit, malt, toffee, and brown sugar
Palate - medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish
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Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy aroma, tangy hop bitterness, toasted, bready malt flavors and soft, rounded mouthfeel. Nice color of hazy, ruby amber, with a slight white head that leaves lacing. A tasty British ESB with traditional earthy, herbal flavors, slightly above average. Low carbonation, smooth finish.
DrNosha (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Flasche. Kastanienfarbenes Bier ohne nennenswerten Schaum. Röstmalz und Karamell Noten. Im Geschmack verbrannter Zucker, trockenobst.
Cimbasso (741) - - OCT 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour with a good off-white head. Little aroma. The taste is rather sweet, dominated by a caramel flavour from the malt. Rather thin. Some hop flavour from the Plumage Archer hops used, but not particularly flavourful. I'm surprised that, at 5% ABV, there is not more flavour. Not particularly harmonious, unfortunately.
mateuszk (2022) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small head. Aroma of malt and caramel. In taste very sweet, medium bodied with very low bitterness. Weak, malty sweet, one dimensional beer.