kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bright golden honey color with a white frothy head. Smells of English malts, cereal, apples and herbal hops. Taste is a strong cider-like sweetness up front with cereal grain character while in the mouth. Aftertaste is smooth, buttery with just the right amount of hops. Carbonation is soft. Nice balance, awesome complexity. Good ale! Again, style categories at this site are in serious need of correction. This is an English Pale Ale, not an ESB.
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/23/2010. From bottle. Dark amber with a tan head. Malty aromas with dried fruit and toffee. Caramel flavors, quite mellow with a light bitter finish.
chrisklintworth (23) - - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off the tap, It is clear golden amber with a pretty good but dissipating off-white head. Tastes quite sweet and malty with the bitterness coming through with the almost spicy hops.
gorkogrlo (118) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 0.5 l. Pours medium white head. Clear. Amber color. In nose orange, caramel, tobacco and vinegar. In flavor. In taste again orange and caramel. Bitter-sweet finish. Overall: good beer
AlbionOakley (22) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a lovely bitter. Dark copper colour with little head. Starts with sweet malt then comes the citrus bitterness. Very smooth, not what I expected
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Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced, albeit very mild, aromas and flavors. Nice finishing bitterness. Somewhat watery. Good but nowhere near their ESB.
Franksv6 (117) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Yellow golden beer, with a nice with head. Taste is sweet,lite caramel and spicy. Nice beer with only 4.6 acohol. Nice.
Cool_Bond (1318) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Butterscotch and light fruit scent. Floorcloth, dried fruit, sewer water to taste. Weak bitterness that fills the mouth well a weak moment. But they love the English bitter beer then this is a tip. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Fuller’s bitter, the more ordinary and accessible version of Fuller’s ESB, I suppose. Irregular, snow white, sticky, stable head, deep orangey amber colour. Subtle aroma of light maltiness, nuts and floral hops; taste more rich than expected from the rather weak aroma, nutty, apple, lemon peel, evolving into a herbal, flowery, full hop bitterness, long, dry and thirst-quenching. Thinner and less robust than the ESB but still very enjoyable.
mt_hall (105) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark copper colour with a small off-white head and noticeable carbonation. Good malty aroma, then smooth malt and caramel flavours, with a slightly acidic (even metallic?), dry finish. Not as good from the bottle as I remember it being on draft.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-5-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an amber brown color with a two finger just off white head. The head fades to leave a light level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a bready aroma. With this smell is a good lot of butterscotch and some lighter fruit aromas of apple cider.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp bready flavor. A lighter butterscotch sweeter flavor then comes to tongue. As the taste advances, some of the apple cider in the nose is detected on the tongue. This mixes well with the rest, and at the end, is joined some light herbal and earthy bitterness which leave a rather pleasant taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is the same.
Overall – A tasty and very drinkable brew with a good blend of malty, lightly sweet, and lightly bitter. Rather refreshing.