beer4eternity (212) - 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!
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewhouse. Top-class real ale. Earthly aromas, with apple and caramel. Sweet long-lasting flavour, with bitter finish. Oily palate, and medium body. Red colour, with a thin, fizzy head.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown amber with a small eggshell white head. Sweet malts and caramel on the nose, as well as aromatic hops, fruit, and a rich earthiness. Hoppy, earthy, sweet flavor. Medium bodied. Bitter- the best of the three bitters I tried at Galbraith.
kwik-lime (1628) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper colour, well balanced bitter with a hoppy taste and a hint of citrus. Good beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours amber with a creamy white head. This has a good malt backbone for a bitter, and was well balanced with fruity hops. A decent drop from the hand pump.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask) Clear, dark amber with a lacing, off-white head. Lovely fruity aroma. Quite full-bodied with a soft mouth feel and a low carbonation. Lots of dry caramel notes - perhaps even a little burned. Some fruit and vitamin notes. A fairly bitter finish. A very solid ESB. 070208
bozoNZ (750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 11/06. Sweet malty caramel aroma, Lovely red/brown/copper colour poured with alovely full head. Complex from the outset. Delicious malt / hop combinations, a fruit/nut smorgasboard. Bitter sweet, great finish, If this was all I drunk for the rest of my life I’d be quite content
xanti (1) - USA - DEC 12, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
love it! great taste and after taste , plenty of hops - well done papa smurf (the brewer) .
kiwi hops ? not likely !!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Pint pulled at the brew pub, a light brown with a white bubbled head. A good rich malty aroma, slightly toasted with a touch of tobacco. Deep earthy qualities to the smooth malty palate and some burnt toffee notes. Damn fine if I do say so.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Extremely moorish ESB styled beer, used to be my favourite of the Galbraiths range but either my palate has changed or the recipe has changed over the years....
In any case it’s still a great beer, the citrus twist to it is especially good
Re-rated 24/10/08 seems like this has come full circle, back to the glory days! Rich fruitcake nose, amber colour with gorgeous belgian lace, amazing fruity full bodied mouthful with a lingering bitter finish, so fruity that it makes me think of raisons soaked in some sort of liquor.