OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from the cask via beer engine with a sparkler. Pours a deep copper with a medium white head. Aroma has hints of ripe fruit and nutty malt. Palate starts sweet and develops a bitter sweet contrast with a slight hint of alcohol warms before finishing on firm satisfing bitterness. A pint to beware of. Very nice.
omhper (21271) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the brewpub. Reddish copper colour. Hay aroma. Sweet, fruity and caramelly. Boldly malty with near full body and a somewhat raw mouthfeel . Distinct very salty finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep golden colour. Big earthy and citrusy hop aroma. There are also some woody notes overlying the light caramel malts. Flavour is slightly sweet, earthy and woody hop flavour. Nice full body. Slightly sweet, but balanced finish.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2005 Tasted 23/02/2005 with Grandmaster. Pint glass handpumped from the cask at Galbraiths.
A sweet tasting bitter this one. Deep coppper red in colour with a large off-white, almost tan, creamy head. The sweet malty nose is followed by a full bodied mouth warming rum like flavour (almost brown ale-ish). The palate is pleasantly woody and smokey. Each pint is a single course in a five course meal. Yum yum, Wellington really misses out on not having a Galbraiths.
Re-rated 23/03/2005 - dropped some marks for consistency as it was a touch soapy and lighter in body this time.
Note: I think some of the ratings in here for this (for yellowy, lighter bodied, hoppy beer) are meant to be for the Bob Hudson Bitter.
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i was a bit disappointed with this one. copper colour, not much aroma. lots of dark crystal plummy, sticky flavours fighting tangy hops. strange banana ester note, not very brit-fruity. sweet and tangy-astringent finish. my guess is the NZ hops give it the tang and rub the malts up the wrong way but what do i know.
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold,lasting beige head. Carmel malt nose. Flavor of light malt with softly carbonation and hopping.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yup, thus us butter alright. Good coppery finish provided by crystal malt with a definite hop note of the english style, fuggles and goldings. A very good english style bitter.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is Galbraith’s ESB. It has a pleasant earthy hop aroma with a matching flavour. Golden yellow in colour and very bitter throughout. Like all of their beers, it is served on hand pump and tastes very British.