TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best traditional British ales Iíve ever tasted. This is a little smoother (and less chemically) than Bass.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Astonishingly complex" is a longshot if there ever was one. Aroma is a bit vegetably... got those british hops, ya know? Flavor has a dash of malt, even some chocolatiness, and a very mild, british-hoppy finish. Light on the tongue and drinkable but some flavors are a little off putting.
blankboy (6460) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, sparkling ruby with a large fizzy white head. Mild aroma and flavour are quite grainy along with some yeast, sweet malt and a little bit of hops (Personally I would prefer more hops but I understand that this is the style they are going for). Hops show up much more in the bitter aftertaste. Overall itís a little mild but still pretty tasty and enjoyable.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper colour with thin off white head. Mild carmel malt nose. Mild carmel malt taste with slight alcohol hints. dry carmel malt finish.
SSSteve (3919) - - AUG 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 bottle. a much needed re-rate. most of the fullerís beers in fact. this one pours a clear amber/gold with small white head. nose is a bit light and malty. flavors have a typical english bitter hop and light pale malting. more carbonation than the esb and less sweetness, less fruitiness, less body, and more bitterness. still not my favorite fullers beer.
no aroma. amber color. bitter and bland. mild hops in finish. dry palate. definitly not Fullers best beer. 8/30/05 2/3/5/2/10
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled & canned. Nice rich, bown colour, fruity and nutty aroma. Sweet at first, quickly fading into some pleasant bitterness and a creamy finish. Good stuff.
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Bottle. Moderate hoppy aroma. Small to average size white head with decent lacing. The bitterness makes itself known but is not harsh. The sweetness comes in late for an average length slightly dry finish.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, dark amber w/ off white head. malty nose, medium bodied. caramel flavor w/ slightly bitter finish.
pivnizub (9167) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured, thin lacing froth; nutty malty nose, some hoppiness; malty taste combined with a good dash of hoppy bitterness; very soft; long lasting bitter-fruity, dry aftertaste; well rounded, well and easily quaffable......
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear auburn color with small amount of whitish head. Aroma is floral and slightly hoppy, fruitish, and sweet. Flavor is light, sweet, sweet citrusy and crisp. Overall, i found this to be an excellent esb