Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 Bottled: Just as wonderful. Still has the pleasant velvet creamy mouthfeel and most of the rich aroma and flavour.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Hand pull - beautiful medium amber color with off white head. Slight mustiness in the aroma. Excellent balance of hop bitterness and malt. This is a beautiful beer!
SpeedwayJohnny (18) - Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the true classics. May be overshadowed by the many "over the top" micro ales, but this subtle, incredibly well balanced brew will stand the test of time. Smooth, creamy body, carmel like flavor. Hops kick in with the after-taste. Very full mouthfeel. Overall, this is one of the real standard setting beers of the world.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You can never really go wrong with Fullers it seems, and this is indeed a solid ESB. Malty and slightly fruity aroma. Characteristic long and bitter finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/red color, off-white head. Very little carbonation. This is what I think of when I think of an English Bitter... Mostly malty with a lot of hop bitterness, but no hop aroma/flavor. Sweet flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Good beer, but nothing really distinct about it.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Bottle. An orange-brown ale with a sweet malt and hop aroma. Light to moderate carbonation, with honey and malt sweetness up front, and a dry, minerally, hoppy dryness that dominates the finish along with a hint of alcohol. Enjoyable and above average, although it doesnít really have enough character or distinctiveness to warrant the huge reputation that it enjoys. That being said, it does impress me every now and then.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very metallicy in the start, but that diminishes after the first few sips. However it it is quite carbonated foaming in the mouth after every sip. Nice light body, large white frothy head, Quite tasty!
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample- Half pint.
Poured with a rich, thick, off white head. Colour was a dark amber. Tasted malty and almost like a choclate bar. Went down smooth, with a great aftertaste that kept me coming back for more. Recommended!
Hangover (1104) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice light red color. Little head retention, but it still looks pretty good. Wonderful aroma.. strong malt and a little butterscotch and earth notes. Taste is fantastic. Malty with a slight hop bite to it. Very smooth, with a barely discernable bitter finish. The wonderful taste of this beer lingers long after drinking. This is a damn good beer... worth the 9 bucks I paid for the sixer.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hop and malt balance, with the hops giving a distinctive kick to the tastebuds.