Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours an amber-ish orange color/ with a small head that fades quickly; little sticky lacing.
Smell: There is an immediate sweet caramel and buttery aroma that has subtle bready malt characteristics as well. There are very gentle English hops in the back of the nose.
Taste: This is a remarkable quaffable easy to accept beer. Very tasty. It has a soft flavor that has no bold characteristics; but its glamour is in itís gentle approachability. There is a bit of toasted malt, caramel, and breadyness up front. Then through the center, the beer seems very fruity and a bit juicy. There is a bit of buttery diacetyl and oily / juicy texture to the mid. The finish is slightly dry with just the perfect amount hop presence to leave a gentle bitterness lingering magnificently on the tongue. Well-done Fullerís!
Mouthfeel: Very smooth slick texture that is slightly crisp around the edge but more oily / juicy through the center. Solid backbone leaves this lightweight beer feeling solid enough, and the dry finish is brilliant.
Drinkability: This is one of the easiest drinking beers that I have encountered. It was so easy to drink and put down I hardly have words to describe it. Maybe the simple straightforward attributes. Maybe the perfect balance. Maybe the juicy characteristics; whatever it is that made this beer so quaffable and approachable made it a fantastically easy beer to drink!
Hope this is helpful.
Armadill0 (157) - FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear, golden brown with a medium white head. Aroma is mild and has malts and syrup.
Taste has nut, malt, little metal. Smooth overall with a nice bitterish finish. Bit watery.
klaing (73) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light orange gold with thin, but creamy and persistent head. Lightly fruity with that persistent mineral taste distinctive of British Bitter. Mild hops that are underplayed by the same minerality. Closest thing to a keg bitter from the homeland.
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superspak (1910) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 12/22/2013. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, pear, apple, grape, biscuit, toast, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with very well balanced malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, pear, apple, grape, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, pear, apple, grape, biscuit, toast, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a god bit. Very well balanced and moderately robust malt, yeast, and hop flavors; with a moderately crisp malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a damn nice English pale ale! All around good balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Senap (178) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lšttsam och lšttdrucken. Hyfsat fyllig men ingen stor beska. En klassisk Ųl, men kanske mer tradition šn spšnning.
ametras (48) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. Pours clear orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, toasted malts, nuts and fruity esters. Taste is fresh grains, biscuity malts, bread, floral hops and caramel. Medium to light body, soft carbonation, thin texture. Nutty and bitter finish.
bobroman (197) - Torun, POLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant fruity aroma. Small quickly disappearing head. Clear ruby body. Very good malty base with well-balanced bitterness. Delicate bitter aftertaste.
ElDesmadre (1200) - Mikołůw, POLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fine, classic ESB with notes of biscuits, floral hops, hints of strawberries and toffee. Medium full, slightly sweet, ending with a pleasant, medium bitterness. A fast drinker, would love it as an everyday beer.
IPAgutten79 (179) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Nydelig gylden farge med medium skum. Lukter mildt sÝtlig, vagt gress og malt. Smaker leskende, med mild malt. Antydninger til humle som gir den en meget svak bitterhet. God tÝrsteslukker, ikke stort mer.
scooterbub (746) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
331 ml bottle. Pours a darker gold with a one inch light tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, grass, hops, some pine and caramel. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a dry and bitter finish. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable. An excellent brew.
alethol (78) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber/orange. Small head that dissipates quicky. Nose ok, but taste doesnít do it for me. Light bodied British bitter. Nothing wrong with it, but unexciting.