NonOperational (24) - - AUG 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have a real problem with pasteurised versions of British real ales, and although I canít help comparing this to the cask version, it works and is delicious. Nose of lightly burnt cereal, metal, and yeast phenols. Mouthfeel is syrupy, instead of the cask smoothness. Rich taste of heavy caramel malt with a very sweet finish, tempered by earthy hop bitterness. If youíre ever passing through St Pancras station, have a cask pint of this at The Parcel Yard.
HampshirePhil (101) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle - Dark brown appearance, strong carbonation and light head. Toffee taste and bitter palate.
wihlan (87) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trevlig ESB, en av favoriterna faktist. Den har en maltig framtoning och en härlig bitterhet. Välbalanserad i min mening.
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circinus (129) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl from Systembolaget. Clear ruby with a thin beige head. Fruity, earthy, slight caramel. Medium body, medium/low carbonation, bitter finish. The kind of aromas/tastes I want in an ESB.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was nice and enhanced by hops. The flavour was slightly malty and sweet. The hops kicked in again towards the end.
gregwilsonstl (919) - Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seymour would love this. It is clearly English. Tasted at centennial beer tasting.
mhenrylaw (3) - USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great combination of subtle bitterness with drink ability. Low alcohol makes this a good session beer
MisoW (667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel, some cherries. Taste is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, caramel, hints of apples. Bittersweet finish.
exeter (108) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear darker amber, approaching ruby. Slightly spicy aroma, a little nutmeg. Nice medium mouth feel and restrained carbonation. Flavours are pretty complex and range from allspice through traces of chocolate. Nice floral bittering. Really nice, but not overblown ESB -- may be my favourite. I love Fullerís because they do it right
LasseVPedersen (120) - 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, canít say that enough. Medium to lively carbonation, medium body and finish. I enjoyed it.
ken1 (754) - 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.