ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally getting that elusive ESB rating. Poured from a 500 ml bottle.
Aroma is slightly sweet and malt forward with a good amount of caramel and light toffee notes. Some light nuttiness and moderate toasted bread. Medium light fruit esters, especially raisin, plum and fig. Moderate woody hop character.
Pours a clear copper red with some brown hues and a small, thick, slightly off-white head that exhibits good retention as it recedes to a thin film that lingers. Moderate lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with some medium caramel and light toffee flavors. Lighter toasted bread and nuts with a hint of butter. Medium light fruit notes of raisins, plums and figs. Medium light bitterness with medium low woody, spicy hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an alright beer with quite a bit of malt character and balanced esters and hop notes. Definitely not my preferred hop profile or really malt profile for that matter.
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of hops, caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, nuts, hops, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, full bodied bitter - very good.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap. Amber color, malty aroma and taste with a hints of esters. Just a normal bitter, nothing special.
cutitoutdave (67) - - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear Amber with medium white head. Marmalade aroma! Tastes malty, orange honey marmalade, nice malt background and hops finish smoothly. Medium bodied with generous carbonation. Very well done beer, one of the classics. Very drinkable for those who like bitters.
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mmahut (1435) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in amber clear body with high frosty head. Aroma has malty character with hoppy fruity and earthy notes. Taste has medium low caramel sweetness with long lasting spicy bitterness. Body is full with very high carbonation, almost harsh at first.
strap (566) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany and effervescent. Little to no head. Nice blend of earthy and citrus hops. Balanced bitter and sweet. Pleasant ale
bier_fuer_hamm (9) - Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bernsteinfarben. Schaum verschwindet sofort. Riecht hopfig und nach Orangen. Die Hopfigkeit und ein fruchtiger Hauch begleiten den Trinkvorgang von Antrunk bis Abgang.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a very clear copper color with a small off-white ring. The aroma blends earthy and fruity hops with lightly toasted and caramel malts, and this resonates in the flavor: mildly bitter and slightly sweet with earthy and lightly toasted flavors. The aftertaste holds onto the malt backbone with a lingering hop flavor, and the palate has a slick texture, soft carbonation, and a medium-light body.
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread with light floral fruitiness, light - some grassy/citrus hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light - some caramel/toffee with light floral fruitiness and notes of biscuits, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some toffee with light fruitiness, light bread/biscuits, light - some grassy/citrus hoppyness. Caramel sweetish ESB. OK body but could be drier with more bitterness. For me this fruitiness does not go along with caramel and toffee
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super questa premium bitter. Colore ambra e la schiuma di media persistenza non scompare mai del tutto. Aroma erbaceo molto interessante, ma sorprende al palato con il suo corpo rotondo, una leggera amarezza in un insieme appena dolce. Carbonazione leggera. Una splendida bevuta