oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice dark amber color. Aromas of caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is medium sweet with a nice hop bite.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber with a handsome but dissipating head. Malty character with some caramel. Lovely aromatic and very floral hopping. Great and very easy drinking. 140102
murawski (160) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little aroma, clear amber color, and excellent hops flavor. Slightly sweet, but well-balanced overall. Excellent ale!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint bottle shared by joshuaH. Pours a bright orange color with a big foamy white head. Nose is apricots and light hopps. Taste is light hops, caramel, apricots, some citrus notes. finishes clean with a light bitterness.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good nose, the best part of the beer. Very good nose, fruity and beautiful. The taste is very bland and unremarkable. Leads a lot to be desired.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at North End Pub, Leiden. pour a clear amber with a small white head, quickly disapearing. Mild aroma, slightly sweet. flavor is slighlty fruity and finishes dry and bitter. Iím not a big ESB guy, but this is a good one.
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear & coppery, caramel, some stone fruits, and a metallic tang in the nose. Flavours of roasted malt and stewed fruits with a slightly bitter finish. Deliciously drinkable.
MPA (917) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hadnít had this beer for a long time and maybe I had it too cold and under circumstances, where I should only have gone for tasting something with more power in it. Itís ok, but isnít ok just another word for mediocre?
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 This is certainly not my favourite Fullers. Tiny aroma. Small off-white, fully diminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Strange hoppy soap flavour, with some notes of dried herbs and grass. Small sweet/bitter aftertaste. Un-balanced in style.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had to work a bit for the aroma of this beer but found it to be of fruit and caramel. Definitely a sweet aroma. The head took forever to fade and the beer showed plenty of carbonation throughout. As expected the taste is bittermalt but not overly so and I expected more. The flavors are clearly built around the malt but there are several subtle tastes in there as well. It is the kind of beer that might bring out different flavors with each session. This is a such a nice drinking beer. Hats off to Fullers for this one.