mephisto (1276) - 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 (9444) - 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
LordBurnden (3) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OK I am biassed, I live in Chiswick, but this beer is just so scrummy you cannot resist it. As a Northern Englishman I had never tasted caramel style beers like this when I moved to London - I was blown away. The bottled & can versions are a ghost of the draught.
Trev (2015) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper with slight white head.
Aroma is toasty caramel malt
Taste is complex and well rounded but not overly bold. malt, molasses, slightly sour.
Hoppy finish is very subdued. I like it.
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper and flat-colored in the glass, with a diminishing white head and small bead. Aromas are faitly of wheat bread, oatmeal, some orange. Taste follows suit, with a balanced hop approach which gives way to rather plain malts. Palate is a different story. Where some say thin or watery, I say delicate. Notice the long finish and the residual bitterness and caramel malts. They are faint, but there. A solid and drinkable pale ale that I admit could be better.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Barleyís. Notes of baked goods, oatmeal cookies, and light hops. Copper orange. Poured with no head. Little evidence of carbonation. Bready/biscuity caramel malts. Floral/perfumy hop flavor. At bit on the thin side, watery, with little carbonation. All said, this was a very ordinary beer.
HogTownHarry (6302) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) Poured a very lively, bubbly, copper-gold with a large, creamy, foamy off-white head. Oodles of very tiny bubbles which lasted forever. Aroma is mild - a nice ESB with moderate roast malts, a little hop sting, a little candyish and a little fruity. Taste is surprisingly fairly bitter after the sweet nose, with a mixed citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel is very lively and a bit astringent - while this is a bit malty and mild, it still has a hoppy finish. Not as hop-tart as the ESB which Iíve had on cask in London a few times.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear copper color with a frothy white head. Aromas of malt and oranges. Sweet malty flavor with notes of toffee and caramel.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít understand brewers sometimes. This is a good beer, but their ESB is much better. Unsurprisingly, this beer is very similar to the ESB: same look, same head, similar aroma. But, the London Pride lacks the bittersweet bite of its cousin. This version is sweeter and malty, but without the hoppy finish. A good beer, but the ESB should be called the pride of London.