Hanoi (277) - - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Nose is some Belgian yeast, strawberry, cereal, toffee, caramel and a little nut. Taste, butter, a little soft Belgian yeast, strawberry, red current, leading to grass and a little pepper. Mouthfeel is a little to fizzy.
I need to try this on keg, as it is good for a pasturised bitter, but ultimately limited as a consequence.
bjakk (217) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red towards golden, with creamy white head. Mild aroma of malt with a hint of citrus. Malt, toffee, caramel, sweet, with mild sweet bitterness in the aftertaste. High in carbon. Nice beer.
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty, fruity and citric hoppy.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, toffee, fruity and mild citric hoppy.
Overall impression: Tasty lovely British bitter. .
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in StrŲmstad, Sweden.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Mahogany in colour. Very Malty; roasted malts, toffee, caramel. Fruity; tangy citrus-orange, grapefruit, marmalade-fruity. Very heavily hopped; grassy peppery hops. Smooth, full-bodied. Sweet leading to a malty citrusy slightly bitter finish. One of my regular go-to beers. Super beer!
EricTeusink (546) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beers Gone Mild!!! Pours a clear brown with minimal head. Scent is light and grainy. Mild blend of bitter and sweet. I would think better of this beer if it had a lower ABV. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA
klas (187) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Good in its style, but not my style of beer. Anyway, quite okay.
IceChipsSky11 (276) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
BalkanMac (36) - Belgrade, - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, Bristol, UK. Clear darkish amber, little head. Nose is sweet malt, not unlike a strong version of a European pale lager. Flavour has lots of fruitcake, nice smooth malts, and an alcohol pepperiness. Bit of toffee/banana perhaps. Nice and rich on the palate. An old favourite, I always enjoy, though 1845 is a step up, and the wonderful Vintage even more so.
ha1ag (683) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled in Mullins. Reddish chestnut color with thick white foamy head.hardly any nose. Aroma is very weak and flat with malts. Flavour is full-bodied, lightly sweet taste which turns bitter for good. It ends with crispy, long lasting bitter aftertaste.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by: 12/29/2011
A: Pours from a phalic and bulbous bottle to a glass as a golden ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of loose peanut head dissipates slowly to a sheet of the same. Near-sheet lacing. Great looking beer.
S: Noble hops, cara pils, sweet grains, earthy yeast and hints of oak all come together and treat my nose to a classic ESB. Hard to beat this example.
T: See aforementioned. Then add bitterness. The bitterness is almost like the toast under melted butter - complimentary to the tee.
M: Medium to light body with low carb. Would prefer just a bit more body and just a hint more carb.
O: I can see why this falls in the beers of fame. Very good beer. Worth seeking, would be perfect ice cold on a July afternoon. Great sessionable beer.
Serving type: bottle