TH28 (355) - - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. 12/22/15 can date. Appearance: Light brown/Amber red, clear, off white foam head.
Aroma: bready, toasty, vanilla. Hint of herbal hops.
Taste: Toasted, bready maltiness, light vanilla, woody. Moderate herbal hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium with a light carbonation.
Finish: Finishes toasty with a touch of lingering herbal bitterness.
Overall: Really nice bitter. Maltiness is dominant and layered, with wonderful toasted bread aroma and flavor. Hoppiness strong enough to balance and keep it easy drinking. Oak adds a light vanilla complexity
eduardovl (1328) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Purchased at Craftissimo - Hong Kong.
A: Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange to amber color forming a medium creamy and light yellow head with great retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass.
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, vanilla, dry dark fruits, chestnuts and oak. Light grassy and flowery hops finish.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, vanilla,dark dry fruits, chestnut and oak. Grassy and slightly citrus hops profile. Medium to light bitterness, in overall.
M: Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Toffee, caramel and chestnut in the aftertaste. Very smooth body.
O: Great drinkability. Excellent Ale.
Jorn69 (2589) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20160402. Malty, light fruity, light caramely, finish is bitter.
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 2016, Friday. Clear copper/amber beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, grapes, some hops. Hoppy citrus flavor, caramel, grapes, biscuits, some grapes. Nice ESB.
Desverger (7722) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Malmo Øl Festival, Malmo - amber pour with off white head. Toasty malty with some nice solid noble hoppy backing, some caramel, twiggy and herbal hoppy, nice.
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vjohans (678) - SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, cereal, citrus, vanilla, brown, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - roasted malt, caramel, and some English hops.
Appearance - the body is mahogany and clean. Beige head is 2+" and fades into a film.
Taste - roasted caramel malt with some English hops (Fuggle).
Palate - body is on the light side of medium, texture is slightly creamy, average carbonation, and tannic finish.
lownote (494) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2016 Medium malt aroma. Pours a super clear red/tan color. Flavor is malt, with English toasty/nutty flavors. Bitter but no hop aroma. Has a strong aftertaste where the toast intensifies. Moderate carbonation, bubbly. Would like it to be sweeter.
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As solid as a recipe comes. It’s straightforward, noticeably English, and ever-so-slightly malt-forward. It still doesn’t quite capture the taste and dry mouthfeel of an English bitter, but it’s a great ESB.
sm89walt (1934) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A clear, ruddy copper-amber with a small, bubbly and mostly fading off-white to light beige head. A malt-forward bet with caramel and toffee characters alongside some toastiness, mid-fruits and a gentle hop bite. Mid-weight with soft to medium carbonation and a soft to moderate length and intensity finish.