Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with a nice long lasting head. Good feel and the flavor is great. Clean finish that's slightly bitter.
Maybe the best of this style.
Has a sell by date on the label. Very important for imports.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a medium white head. Has a nice caramel malt flavor with a smooth finish.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
my bottle (from corkers in Newcastle) was 'bout 18 months over the use by date, but it was still fairly nice. Very nutty, perhaps from age etc. Decent soap-suds head. Hops are peppery and nice. I like it.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Has an amber-like appearence and flavor with a bitterness all-around. It seems to be a good standard for bitters.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Longtime favorite. Clear orange color, with the white head. Trademark carmel/malt nose. Big carmel malt flavor with the hop bitterness in the background. Always worth the pint.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
looking back at my notes in my palm pilot, i wrote the following cryptic message: "Fullers esb gwd stusf." i'm guessing that translates to "a delightful blend of maltiness and the hoppy stuff. A wonderful tasting beer!"
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good beer! The aroma had a nice sharp hoppy edge to it. It went down very smooth with a nice bitter hoppiness blended with a little malt flavor. I would say that the hops flavor dominates. I could drink this beer all night long
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This beer has lots of hops and malt. Malt flavor hits first and hops bleeds in later. Dry aftertaste.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great ESB. Perhaps the best. Makes me feel like I am in a London pub, and that aint a bad thing at all.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice good classic ESB, balance of the good caramel malt flavors with hop bitterness and the Kent Golding hop flavor coming through. I had this beer quite a few times over the years and will continue to enjoy it again in the future.