bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright clear reddy/amber body with a rather disappointing head. Light aroma of hops and malt. At least the taste was ok, good balance of malt and hops, liked the peasant bitterness. Had a touch of honey in there as well as being fruity and had a good long dry finish.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 While a bit more modest than I expected, it is truly a good beer. It has an amazingly lasting white head and a creamy, smooth taste of lightly brown-sugary/cherry malts, breadiness, and a pleasant, bit light and lasting bitterness.
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange coloured, lasting head. Aroma of hops and sweet malts. Hoppy, bitter flavour, not very complex. Bitter finish. I expected a lot, but this is perhaps just not really my favourite style.
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hoppy and malty-sweet aroma. Clear, deep amber coloured with a lasting head. Taste is malty-bit sweet, hoppy, sharp some herbal notes and quite bitter, espicially the finish. Okay.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp hoppiness and malty fresh aroma. This is a tasty ESB. Hoppy, flavorful and good. Good job Fullers.
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 One of the best ales Iíve ever tasted for adhering to traditional character....bitter with lots of malt punctuation and a clean bitter finish....wonderful!
Update: recently had this on tap at EJs....I like it better bottled.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. This is a pale ale recipe, with a darker malt for show. Iím not impressed by how thin and sharp this beer is. Congratulations on being bitter, that is the only noticable attribute in the flavor. Abrupt finish.
egajdzis (5699) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber color with a large off white head, and left nice lacing. Small hops, large caramel/toffee aroma. Malty taste, sweet caramel. More hops and fruit, this would be nicer. Maybe this gets higher ratings on cask? That is something I would like to try.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is like reaquaiting with a good long time friend when after you leave you say why donít I do that more often! On tap, quite good as usual, superb coloration and does the style proud.
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bronze with a medium tan head. Lovely toffee-ish and hopped aroma. Or is it caramel? Nice nonetheless! Taste is smooth and sweet with some lightly bittered notes towards the end. This would be a nice session beer! Good stuff!