BrewTom (330) - - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel smell with a bitter taste that lingers turning sour. Taste is uncomplex with uncomplimentary malt & hops. Would have expected more from what is supposed to be a classic. Not bad but not great either.
Rated by BrewTom
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Flowery, fruit, malt, hops.
Body: Full body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, fruit, caramel, malt.
Comment: Very different from the bottle condition version. I like the bottle one a little more, but both are very good ESBs.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask): Dark amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, fruits and floral notes. Sweet fruit balanced with a nice bitterness along with malt, bread and hop notes in the flavour. However, it was rather flat which diminished the rating for me. Bottle is much better but will re-rate next time I get it on cask.
dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: typical cask. Colour: copper, clear.
Aroma: caramel, light toast, fruity, hops/mint lollipop.
Taste: caramel, light toast, dark fruit, moderate hops with a peppery finish.
back (1331) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gylden klar skum hvid
Smør humle malt citrus blomst
Bitter moderat sød modrate
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at The Head Of The River in Oxford, a Fullers establishment. Very nice beer. Caramel. Very clean. Slight hop bitterness. Very nice.
Cuso (5095) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Copper amber color with small white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, floral hops. Taste, sweet malty, fruity, floral hops. Fruity hoppybitter finish. Good.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Minty hops, mineral water and caramel malts converge in this sweetish, lazy pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the deep copper.
-Leafy hop bitterness is a little too low for the residual sugar level (in my tastes).
-In the end, this ESB feels very generic even though itís well made.
-Mouthfeel is somewhere between silky and stagnant.
On cask at The Barrowboy & Banker.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced strong ale with a real kick of bitterness and alcohol. Orange and malt on the nose, modest carbonation, no real head. An almost Irn Bru like tinge to it...good stuff.
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Blackbird on Earlís Court Road. Pours dark copper with an off-white head. Floral/citrus aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is moderate roast malt with sweet pitted fruit, floral and a hint of citrus. Very smooth Finishes towards bitter - barring the fruit. Really nice.