jamesie1857 (854) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, herbal, with malty notes. Flavour is mild fruity and herbal notes. Decent rounded palate, just a bit flat on the finish. Not bad mind you.
Idiosynkrasie (1980) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small, diminishing, frothy, off-white head. Minimally hoppy aroma with hints of orange and citrus. Taste is minimally to moderately sweet caramel malty, some grassy hop, some citrus; in the finish bitter, minimally soapy. Light, slightly insipid, flat cap and falt carbonation.
tampierre (388) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,citrus and grassy aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Lighter sweet medium bitter ; Bitter finish ; Medium body ; Soft carbon ; Pretty good.
zacgillbanks (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy brown beer with caramel, toffee and earthy nutty flavours with bitter hops and wood on the finish.
johninmelb (1032) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fuggles and goldings on the nose - this is going to be another bo standard ESB I suspect. That said, there’s a slight citric highlight coming through. Lovely copper/amber in the glass. Flavour is pleasantly malty and bitter with a good balance. A nice example of an ESB, as predicted, but nothing special.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Clear amber with next to no head and no carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate orange aroma with a hint of sulphur. Flavour of bready malts and citrus fruits, leading to a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at craigs ... copper ... thin off white head ... soft zezty toffee malt nose ... little fizzy ... chewy toffee ... sweet plum roast ... rich dark sugers ... ok
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home
Pale chestnut with a caramel and slightly pithy nise. Low carbonation, sweet toggee malt and a healthy dose of bitterness in the finish.Citrus hops and astringent barley in the swallow.
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Leighton’s. It pours golden amber, with a thin-medium white head. The nose is rather bland …..sweetish malt, dough and potato. The taste is hay, dough, hint of spice, citrus pith, grass and potato, with a lightly bitter finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. A bit thin and boring to be honest….
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Mini-tasting. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is big bouncy malts, toffee, rich caramel and hints of black pepper. The taste is soft caramel, light forest fruits and hints of malevolent tobacco. Soft carbonation, easy-drinking. Overall, perfectly acceptable. Just a bit ’meh’, really.