mikeyo1 (633) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Spicy, rather sweet aroma with intense, warming caramel and toffee aroma. Also flowers, biscuits, syrup, some red berries. Great balance. Taste is dry and medium sweet with biscuits, caramel, toffee, flowers, nuts, herbs, earth, red berries and marmalade. Spicy finish with a balanced, assertive bitterness. A classic.
Vighals (2932) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gylden mot ravfarvet med hÝyt beige skum. Lukter honning, lett brent karamell og noe epler og rÝde bśr. Middels fylde. SÝtlig smak, kandis og karamell. Lett kort bitterhet.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Dragonville, Durham.
Pours a good-looking, ruby/amber with a bubbly, foamy, white head and soft carbonation. The aroma has caramel and toffee malts as well as ripe apples and berries. The taste is a balance of nutty and warming, biscuity malts and old-fashioned English hop flavours lending a reasonable bitterness to the finish. I expected a little more from a beer with such a great reputation - I found his to be a little bland, and flat, obviously pasteurised, although perfectly drinkable with some pleasant flavours.
AntiusII (33) - BromŲlla, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: amber copper clear color. minimal white head.
Aroma: Caramel, toffe, dried fruit, apricot, raisin.
Taste: low to medium bitterness.
Palate: light to medium body. thin texture. soft carbonation. abrupt finish.
Overall: not a complex or interesting beer, but does a good job as a pub beer.
Camillica (18) - BromŲlla, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored, foam crown that disappears quickly. Aromas of toffee, dried fruits (raisins and apricots), some roasted notes. The body of the beer feels light with a slight bitterness at the end. Drank it to chicken leg made in the oven, seasoned with chipotel, cinnamon and curry. The flavors and bitterness of the beer were raised slightly, in combination with the food.
kajser27 (1232) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored, clear, medium- white frothy head. Aroma is malty, biscuit and toffee, quite fruity. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, biscuit, some toffee, bit nutty, dried fruits, some lemon and grassy notes, orange, biscuity finish, light+ bitterness. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit creamy.
fullersfan (7) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was raised as a teenager on this stuff. A well balanced fruity ale with body, a classic!
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a nice cereal aroma with a hint of grass, hay, stonefruit and yeast, and it looks good. Taste adds a bit of green apple, a little bitter and a little spice. Body is watery and bland, which, for me, totally undermines any of the good points of this beer. Still, itís drinkable, but not something Iíd look out for.
Quick3Beers (841) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber from a tap. Slightly banana-y aroma, with nice toffee notes in the mouth. Rich and full mouthfeel. Very good beer.
peponi (1373) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: herbs, flowers, sweet notes, caramel, roasted malts.
Appearance: clear amber color and thin white head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, herbs and flowers, malty, caramel, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, herbal finish.
Overall: Really good ESB.