eczematic (1304) - Sydney, 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 (3089) - New Westminster, 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 (1378) - 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.