Vestlake (236) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Pours nice Copper color with a beige head. A toffee, sweet aroma. The taste is sweet, toffee/caramel. A very good beer.
fombe89 (703) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella @La barrica 13, Candas.BBD: 13/02/16. Color Šmbar, aromas malta caramelo, sabor caramelo.
laxuaca (24) - - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cervezon. Sabor maltoso/caramelo muy notable con un toque díamargor. A temperatura de 10 grados aprox esta de miedo a lo feo. Brutal.
blackradioboy (113) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose. No glass. After trying a few humdrum beers recently, I was starting to think: maybe it's me. Tired palate etc. Thankfully, ESB killed that particular thought - it was just boring beers. Big, big chewy English mouthfeel right away and good complexity. I like beer again!
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solvaris (139) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schön amberfarben, süffig, nicht sehr komplex aber lecker. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Towey1989 (729) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, some orange, spicy berries, subtle vanilla and earthy hops. Taste of fruity malt, subtle strawberry, orange, some bread, caramel, raisin and earthy hops. Medium bodied but a fizzy carbonation. A bittersweet, malty finish. A good ESB that Iíve enjoyed for a while, more flavour than other bottled British bitters.
PeatyPete (551) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, spicy and malty.
jamaty (1348) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ambar oscura, marrůn. Ligeramente turbia y poca espuma. Aroma potente, caramelo, miel, malta, tambiťn frutal. Rico. En boca sabor muy rico, bien balanceado. Muy bien balanceado. Rica malta, caramelo, galleta. Pimienta en el toque lupulado. Una excelente cerveza. Sobre todo por su excelente equilibrio. Gran calidad.
tillmac62 (449) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
BBD 8/3/15. Pours a clear amber with a slight garnet cast. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Rich world class complex nose of citrus hops (orange), herbal hops (coupled with an airy spice note), huge caramel malt and the classic mineral water. As it warms, a touch of diacetyl (butter) is noticed.
Medium bodied with a silky smooth texture that approaches creamy. Soft, but perfect, carbonation that releases an effervescent undercurrent from the middle on.
The flavor profile is world class and is the standard to which others are judged. It is intense, complex and balanced to perfection. Some ESBís take the bitterness too far, this one takes it to perfection. It begins with a wave of sweet citrus (mostly orange), but no hint of rind. Then the other hop aspects (earthy, with only a hint of being dank) appear. Underneath is a rich malt base of caramel and light crystal that balances to perfection. The middle is mildly bitter, but he bitterness is smooth and retains itís varied flavor components along with a hint of toffee. The finish is where the classic mineral aspects of the water shine and add the final layer of complexity. The finish is a slow fade of mineral sweetness with just a touch of bitterness. Sometimes the original is the best version. Such is the case, here, with the ESB style.
Nevalainen (273) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden/ orange color with OFF-white head. Aroma of malt, spicies. Taste is medium bitter, but there is some sweetness in it. Light bitter finish. Well balanced beer. Very enjoyable.