crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very very tasty. A hoppy flavor that is incredibly smooth. I recently included it in my collection of my favorite beers I got for my friend.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on my top ten list - scrumptiously hoppy flavor and wonderfully smooth mouthfeel - love the bottle too - fits just right in the hand. london pride is its classic kid brother
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in color with an ample head of bubbly white froth. Slightly funky dirty malt aroma, and a medium smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness followed by a mild bitternness. Not bad.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice amber color. My favorite staple beer in London. A little bitter with a great balance of hops. I'd drink it everyday if I could. Nice head.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nicely in a color I would describe as armageddon sunset. No head, no bubbles and the body looks really creamy; looks great! Very nice mouthfeel, initially it is quite sweet but blossoms into a cornucopia of hops and malts and finishes dry. Great palata like a good english ale should have. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Choos (719) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Aroma is WOW floral berries and strong berries to boot! Apearance is dark red heading toward brown but unfortunately no yeast I could find. Tiny fast dissipating head but so what! Light mochery flavours mixing with some crystal malt and general malt sweetness giving way to a wonderful bitterness at the end. Pretty good mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not a bitter drinker usually but this is now an exception!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first ESB. I have a preference of Pale Ales/English PA & Ambers. This isn't as hoppy as I expect it would be. Nice warmer upper though. Will consume more to see if my opinion of this catagory improves.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Light amber color. Not much hop flavor, but very well balanced on the malt vs. bittterness. A little disappointed.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber in colour with a frothy head. Nose is malt, flavour is well balanced and moderately bitter. A well balanced and solid beer.
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a deep red-brown color with virtually no head. Flavor was very malty with some hops in the aftertaste that balanced it out nicely. Be that as it may, I didn't think it was THAT good - nothing memorable here whatsoever.