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 (4007) - - 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 (1278) - 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 (9526) - 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 (2023) - 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 (1537) - 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.