fourpack (7) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells very nice, getting a strong pear scent. Pretty mild tasting. Has a little bit of a bitter aftertaste.
ERB92 (59) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruits, apples, floral hops, and caramel in the aroma. Dark amber with a small off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a nice bitter, refreshing and easy drinkable.
skmikeg (622) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish copper with a one finger off white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, tofee, sweet malts, light fruits, and some light grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium light body with a semi watery mouthfeel, and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice ESB that is very drinkable.
MatteoD. (113) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schiuma fine e con effetto aderente al bicchiere, bel colore ambrato scuro, aroma malato, leggermente erbaceo, al palato corpo pieno e buona carbonazione , la dolcezza dei malti in primo piano con malti tostati, caramello, toffee e finale amaro non intenso, una discreta bitter, piacevole.
omikr0n (581) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thin white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is butter biscuits, hops, grass, malt. Flavor is malt, hops, butter biscuits, hint of spices.
AdiBeer (87) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: hints of caramel. Appearance: amber. Taste: medium sweetness. Palate: soft carbonation, refreshingly light bitterness. Pint at The Churchill Arms, London.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Biscuit/bread dough, orange marmalade, pepper, grassy/hay, note of vinous quality.
Taste: Low sweetness and sourness, medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick rough texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, and lingering astringent malty peppery finish.
Comments: Very good.
martjoobolut (122) - ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: strong caramel malts, some piney, floral. Looks clear copper. White head, which dissapears rather quickly. Taste sweet caramel with nice bitterness, nice balance in this one. Soft carbonation. Overall: really greatly balanced beer, everything just seems to fit. Of course this makes it also little bit boring.
djoeye (469) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown 50 cl embossed bottle abv 5.9 from a hypermarket in Baltics.
Off-white head, making lacings, and amber body.
Scents as flower garden, sweet caramel malts.
Tastes roasted caramellic malts, "roasted" hops, absolutely full bodied.
Ends with choco, toffee, nuts, roasted malts.
Overall on top regarding taste.
karmagarda (5) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good beer. One of the first ESBís I tasted, and one I have regularly returned to since. Lovely frothy white head. Nice hoppy and slightly fruity aroma. Just enough bitterness to give it a nice kick, but still goes down smooth and fast! One comment I will make is I find this ESB slightly inconsistent, I come across more slightly off (but still very drinkable) bottles of this as I do with any other ESBís. For this reason itís not worthy of getting a grade in the 90s. On saying that, itís still one of the first beers that land in my basket when Iím beer shopping.