PalCabral (139) - - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dark amber with a bubbly white foamhead that settles to a nice attractive layer throughout the session. With it’s foam layer and that reddish brown color it is certainly an attractive beer. Equally attractive is the aroma, sweet from candied fruit and flowery from some exotic plant. It is one of the most delicious nose of any beer. The taste is carrying on feeling created by the start, but here hops are playing an important part as the bitterness is playing hide and seek with the sweetness from crystal malts. Very balanced, almost a tad too much bitterness, but it’s the kind that makes you think about when you can have another swig. It’s simply delicious too. Medium to full in the mouth with classic english lower carbonation. I still prefer the London Pride, but the ESB is a classy great beer from a classy great brewery. I like.
Calisky (1456) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur ambrée légère mousse beige. Nez de pomme caramélisées et alcool. Gout de vieille pomme/orange, alcool, note butterscotch et note houblonnée épicée. Bon corps. Fin caramel, alcool, fruité.
Bien moins bonne que ce a quoi je m’attendais, moi qui aime les ESB et celle la est la mieux coté. ... Décu
rikstar (1179) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l fles bij de slijterij uit de mare vandaan. Amberkleurig met een witte kraag. Geur en smaak met noten, caramel en toffee. Body is medium. Aardig, maar niet echt bijzonder.
Toomio (312) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magia ilman Millaa. Killin pubin karaokekalja. Makee juoma. Oikein ostettava joka tapauksessa.
waiake (343) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from bottle poured with a fine wafty aroma of fruit earthy nutty malt & deeply golden brown tastes well balanced full of hops fruity caramel toffee sweet flavours lightly bitter oily texture went down really well
Klimaet (504) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper-ish brown with a small white head. Aromas of nuts, hay, bread, old hops, citrus. Taste is about the same, slightly bitter. Meh.
ineedbeer (1036) - 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 (2172) - 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 (58) - - 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 (1364) - 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.