LasseVPedersen (169) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours copper and amber color, clear and quite beautiful with a medium two-finger head of beige creamy head. Aroma is rich and of mostly dominated by some citrus/orange peel mixed with a hoppy character. You will find raisin/dried fruits, malt, toffee and malt. Taste follows the note, with the addition of bread, biscuits, fruity, fresh and crisp almost grassy acid in the middle, before it turns again to a subtle bitter finish. A lot of different flavors and sensations, almost perfect mouth-feel with nothing being too dominant. Really good balanced, can’t say that enough. Medium to lively carbonation, medium body and finish. I enjoyed it.
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice floral aroma. Flavor is floral bitter with a slight dry aftertaste. Color is amber with a white head.
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber-copper hybrid color with nice clarity & pureness, topped with a beige-tinted head that lasts around for a bit but doesn’t leave behind much lacing. Aroma is kind of weak, with light notes of toasty malt, bread, faint yeast, woodsiness, nuts, & mild toffee. Opens up just a bit more with warmth. Taste has lots of caramel up front with some woody & nutty notes coming out mid-palate. Floral flavored hops, a touch of citrus & fruit-like sweetness with an earthy bitterness for balance. Wood, nuts, & faint caramel in the finish, not very bitter overall. Thin bodied... Nice flavor, wish the aroma was a bit more boisterous.
Stuedmaster (161) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this is some good stuff. It’s not like the overwhelming hop bitter bombs we get here in the US (especially San Diego county brewers). Nose of toffee, caramel, biscuit, and grass. Tawny amber/copper pour with a nice white head and lacing. Nice balanced flavor with the malt shining through, not too sweet or bitter. Flavors of citrus, caramel, earth, and pepper. Clean palate, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, and long, balanced finish.
MattiasA (612) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best takes on an ESB, truly a classic. Fruity and malty with some dried fruit and orange aromas.
gildnerk (69) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ale. Dark amber colour with a generous white head. Quite a hoppy citrusy aroma. Sweet malty notes, well-balanced and a slightly bitter, hoppy finished. I expected a bit more from the bottle, but still an excellent beer.
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich deep copper, and a thin white head. Aroma notes include orange peel, caramel, toffee, and raisins. Tasting notes include orange zest, rich caramel malts, fruity, and a slight bitter finish! Excellent!
Leini (589) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ a local pub. Deep brownred body with a medium white head. Malty & earthy, with some dried fruit and a clean bitterness.
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paologalloni (90) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 profumo di ciliegie e poi il maltolto.colore bello ambrato. schiuma bianca evanescente. sapore amaro bisognoso. corpo sostenuto. buona