PalCabral (159) - - 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.
DraftDodger (1082) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 21/5 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Blue label with no less than 5 gold medals and the very modest by-line "Champion Ale". Pours clear amber with small white head. Settles as fine thin layer of foam. Aroma is quite strong. Caramel, soap and quite pronounced sourness with hints of citrus. Soft carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by more distinct bitterness. Bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. A nice bitter edge in this very easily drinkable ESB.
Fullpintofbeer (210) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Small just a bit off-white head, dark gold/amber colour, clear. Aroma of malts, caramel, also bit of berries. Lightly sweet taste with bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation. Nicely refreshing, pretty good.
Scrumpy369 (477) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2016 Bottle at home. Clear reddish amber colour good white head. Nose is caramelly slightly sour. Taste is medium sweetness light bitternrss. Light fruity notes. Oily mouthfeel, good carbonation. Noce esb.
Villyzzz (48) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at pub. Beautiful amber color with small beige head. Aroma is malty caramel with a little bit of herbal hops. Taste is full of malts and a little sweet with mild hops. Really good beer, not very special but still amazing.
kdd230 (35) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500cl. bottle in Mae Kasa, Thailand. Pours a dark amber. Caramel aroma with malt. Grassy, fruity taste with the caramel again. Tends to a watery mouthfeel but pleasant with the interesting flavours.. Soft carbonation. Even with stiff competition these days this beer stands its ground.
StevieT (1610) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. The slight spiciness of the yeast is interesting, otherwise a classic of the style.
melush (2838) - SPAIN - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain.
T: Malt, sweet, slightly bitter.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Clear amber colour, medium beige head, good retention and fine lacing. Malty aromas with caramel, some orange and some herbal hops. Taste is bittersweet with caramel, orange, some cherries, herbal hop bitterness and some biscuity notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, decent bitter finish. Great ESB.
googleimage83 (51) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Immediate caramel, toffee, some orange, cherry on the nose - you could smell it from 5 feet away. Reminds me a bit of Grand Marnier liqueur. Pour has surprisingly little head, but body is a pleasant orange-brown. Taste is full and malty. Lots of orange liqueur, caramel, chocolate covered cherries. Biscuit, slight vanilla as well. Very subdued hops, with light floral touch in the finish. Low carbonation, somewhat thin but in a way that suits the beer - very sweet and sticky flavours without being sticky itself. Just an awesome beer.
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Superklar, mörk bärnstensfärgad vätska med högt, fluffigt krämbeiget skum. Doftar sött av torkad frukt, honung, brödsirap, kakdeg och brunt socker. En lätt och något torr kropp som försvinner snabbt. Lite jordig, torr smak med ett bittert bett. Lite mer rostade toner i smaken i jämförelse med doften. Sötman nedtonad.