Douberd (1709) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip. ABV 5.6%
Deep orange colour on the body, very clear, no activity in it. Huge off-white head, thick, with good retention. Spots of acing left around the glass every here and there.
Very fruity aroma, mango, citrus, mandarines, light orange peel, quite hoppy.
Taste also of citrus and fruis, a bit tropical, light pepper, a touch of caramel. Quite bitter aftertaste, very good.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
Overall very nice beer, aromatic and tasty, I wouldn’t call it an ESB though, more of an American pale ale for me, still quite good.
Lore (831) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy golden colour, incredibly huge white head, which lasts for several minutes leaving back a thin white foam layer, which seems to remain forever; aroma of intensive fruityness (mango, mostly), floral hops, yeasty notes and maltyness; taste of tropical fruits, orange peel, some citrussy notes,floral hops, malty sweetness, hints of yeast, and peppery notes;excellent ESB! One of the bests, I’ve ever tasted
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral hops, fruity, yeasty. Spicy peppery bitterness, something mineral. Decent.
Saeglopur (157) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Dark golden, hazy body, with big, frothy, white head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Great, fruity aroma of mango, passion fruit, tangerine, citrus, red fruits, candy, some grassy malt. Tastes of red fruits, lemon zest, pine, candy, grass, biscuit. Mouthfeel is light, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, slightly sweet, slightly dry, with lemon zest, grass and some candy. As already said, this clearly is much more an IPA than an ESB. The only thing it shares with an ESB is the pretty thin mouthfeel. Overall tasty, well balanced and especially the nose is really nice.
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from aleigator. Pours light hazed deep golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of piney and herbal hops, malty as well. Taste is good bitter, fruity and piney hops, Soft mouthfee. Short lived dry end, nice.
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a warm, cloudy golden with a decent head. Quite a lot of sediment. Bittersweet aroma with apples and lemon zest. Fruity and delicately bitter flavour, a very good effort!
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of culchiem, cheers mel!
Pale hazy gold with white lacing. Tangerine and apricots on the nose. MEdium body and carbonation, good dose of bitterness and pithy hops. More IPA than ESB though.
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass zippy, strange yellow head. Starts intense hoppy, quite bitter as exspected, dry, also woody. Certainly not bad, but not my favourite style.
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
kopyr (11) - Oborniki Śl./Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s not at all ESB. It’s West Coast IPA or American Pale Ale. Huge hoppy, fruity and citrusy aroma from American varieties of hops (C-hops as it’s written at the label). It’s golden color with huge and long lasting head. Medium high bitterness, with great hoppy fruitiness. Beer is dry, very drinkable and refreshing. No caramel notes. I must repeat - this is not an ESB.