reebtogi (4742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles slowly to a thin spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel and orange zesty citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweetness balanced nicely with an orange zest and citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium body with generous carbonation leaving a good feeling on the palate. A nicely done ESB and deserves a recommendation for others to try this delight.
BlackHaddock (4846) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nov 2009: Brown 50ml bottle had two months before its best by date. It was poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped pint glass.
Clear, but not bright, the colour was golden brown with a reddish hint. An off-white head sat on top, thick at first then a thinner covering. The head did produce some good laceing as the glass emptied.
No huge aroma came from the beer, some hop and toffee maybe.
The taste was fairly bland, fizzy, mid-dry, the malts and hops are there but neither grabs the beer by the neck and sorts it out. The 5.0% ABV doesn’t feature or show in any way, the body suffers because of that, it seemed watery and lacking in the creamy, rich stakes. Drinkable, but a mild disappointment.
maneliquor (3461) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Thought this was very average. Had a weak fruity aroma which was all too similar in the taste. Not enjoyable but not bad in any way
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
#1408 bottle; nose is decent caramel, some mediumdry malt, cinnamon, feel is watery, carb is mediumweak, taste is mediumdry hops, some caramel, little cork
johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very clear bronze with no carbonation. Malty medium body with a clean sharp taste, Malty aftertaste. A well bottled and quite impressive beer.
kevinsenn (1433) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, but weak, aroma. Clear amber (not ruby). Pleasant creamy and fruity taste, with a full body. A pretty decent English ale.
Vignale (2489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En av de först öl jag provade under vår höst i England -09. Bra maltkropp och fin balans ihmulingen.
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this stuff. Beautiful amber color and an attractive label on the bottle. Clean, crisp, slightly bitter with a flavorful dry finish. Medium-bodied mouthfeel, nice level of lively carbonation and I really like the hops in this stuff.
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and a tinge vinous in the aroma while the appearance is medium amber and cloudy. The flavor is a mix of old ale and premium bitter, the vinous part of an old ale and general characteristics of a premium bitter. Rather different for a premium bitter, the vinous flavor is a bit out of place and the body was relatively thin, but overall it wasn’t that bad.
JDBaker11058 (1516) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear dark amber with copper highlights. Aroma: sour fruit and musty grains. Taste: slightly sour and bitter, with hoppy fruit up front and some sweet malts. Finish: medium bitter tang of hops gives way to tart dryness and hidden undertone of sweet graham cracker. Notes: While the very end of the finish was a pleasant surprise, this was simply not my cup of tea, guv’nor.