kiwianer (2951) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is ok, the body darkbrown. It smells malty, chestnut, fruity, darkmalty. The taste is malty, aromatic, hoppy, bit creamy, fruity, aromatic. Tasty! 13/13/12/13/-/13
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Poured with a fine and fading loose off-white head atop a clear chestnut brown coloured body. Lovely nutty, earthy, biscuity and gently toasty malts complemented by a choice mid-fruit character and grassy, leafy English hoppiness. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel and a lingering almost grapefruity hoppiness in the finish. Lovely stuff and a taste of home. That soft tangerine on the nose is a joy. Yes, this is gorgeous. Simple but gorgeous. Juicy fruits in the aftertaste. Immensely drinkable. At 5.2% it’s not an ideal session bitter but I won’t let that stop me... Come all the way to NZ and sit in an English-styled pub drinking ESB? Hell yes. It’s not my favourite style for nothing and this more than justified my preference on a rainy mid-winter afternoon.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served at room temp. Soft and flat, friendly caramel right through the palate and mild bitterness to finish. Must be off hand pump.
NeuroPliny (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Pours copper red with a generous head that leaves ample lacing. Aroma is a rich bouquet of dark malts and hops. The flavour delivers on the aroma with sweet malts balanced with lively hops. Long finish.
anfractuosity (69) - - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour and the head died. Very spicy aroma - cumin, five spice, and maybe some D. Malty palate, very spicy, caramel, some juiciness in the finish.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tapbrewpub. Served a brownish amber color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel with bit of fruit and nut in the background. Taste of malt, some carmel sweetness and a bit of nuts. Nice bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Fairly full body, smooth and quite creamy, nicely balanced. Best of the bitters that they serve. Good stuff that hit the spot.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber color. Lots of apricots, and earthiness. Woody. Dry full bodied, hops are much more present than in the bitter. Well balanced and rounded
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich fruity nose, raisins, toffee. low to med body, low carbonation, taste chewy toasty malts, raisins, caramel, earthy minerally bitterness, clean finish. Nice
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Mahogany hue, mine had no head or lacing or carbonation. Very nice aromas especially ripe fruit/fruit cake, toffee, citrus. Balanced sweet and bitter taste, medium to full body, oily texture, flat. Cant wait to go back for another. Galbraith’s is the best reason I can think of to go to Auckland!