Jamesthebrit (232) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Syrupy aroma like molases almost. A little hoppy. Earthy.
A: Made a conscious thought that this looked better than I expected from an ESB. nice bold amber redish color.
T: Generally don’t like ESBs but this one is not bad. A little hoppy. A little malty. Goes down easy. Not overly flavorful.
P: A little aggressive. A little watery. Not bad.
Overall not a bad beer and definitely the best ESB I’ve had. The flavors are good but seem to battle a bit much with the sweet molases note vs the earthy hops.
smmaaren (195) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pours brown reddish with a small beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is sweet and bitter. Smooth and good brew.
hockeybeerguy (1502) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt amber to orange to reddish color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light foamy lacing that trickled down the glass.
The smell had a sweet malty base grabbing some earthy figs to jump into a gentle light nutty to caramel maltiness.
The taste had a really nice sweet nutty to caramel flavoring with a quick dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still let in a great creamy smoothness to grace my tongue.
Overall, I say this was one fine ESB more than worthy to have again. This one defines the style.
Zoret (40) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cervesa equilibrada. Olors dolces del malt també pressec, prunes i panses. Un punrt de diacetil. En boca també hi troben fruites rojes, citrics i final sec.
Maakun (495) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mahogany color with big off-white head (quite fluffy). Fruity (apple, some berries) with lots of sweet grain, caramel, some corn in there, some grass, citrus, light roasted touch and some hazelnuts. Good hoppy finish, quite aromatic and light bitter. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
JanVah (104) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På flaska från systemet. Bärnstensfärgad vätska. Fruktig doft. Lättdrucken med inslag av passionsfrukt och en mild beska.
Isimunov (2) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doña Ale. De las mejores en su clase.
Nada más que agregar.
Inmejorable relación precio/calidad.
borre_m (220) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark golden with a slightly tanned head. Aroma is malty with bread. Taste is malty as well. Associasions to bread dominating.
Inbreak (1883) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Old rating rerated 05.07.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of neutral, leafs, caramel, sap, grass, bark, wet hops. Taste is kind of harsh and metallic, sap, grass, light malts, minerals, cardboard, leafs, caramel, bark. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Meh!!
BungEye (20) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite session beer. Good drink this ale night after night. Toffee and Golding hops on the nose. Marmalade and beautiful caramel maltiness with incredible sweet fruit. Absolute perfection for the style.
bartlebier (1485) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle bb07/2014. Pours a luminous mahogani, nose of peach liqueur and fine caramels. Taste is a register caramelised orange sweet, with a very tasty, edgy helping of almost Saaz-spicy hops to reign in the butterscotch biscuit body. Minty finish, dry, lingering earwax coating the palate in a beer pause, with some fennel. Headstrong full-on Fuller quality.