tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in February 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale orange amber in colour with a thick off white foam head. Slight note of fresh green apple and yeasty dough in the short aroma. Thin, resiny mouthfeel and decent lacing. Pale malt gives a robust maltloaf base with hints of gingerbread and figs. Strong hop resins give a peppery note to the long aftertaste. Finish is malty and has a dry oak cask and grapefruit pith notes really evident in the mouth. You can taste the ABV in this, a well recommended ESB.
olliejobbins (746) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown and slightly cloudy. Smells and tastes of coffee with hops coming through. Very drinkable but a slightly acidic alcohol aftertaste
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, malt, fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, butterscotch and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
DandyLion (515) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty smelling dark brown beer. Honestly not my thing and I don't know where I've gone wrong? I don't like.
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Martin243 (742) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from a case bought by the wife for Christmas. Served cool in an English pint. Very attractive beer: Deep gold with an offwhite head that stays around lacing down the glass. Grassy wheat straw aroma. Big juicy floral and cereal flavours, cut with bitter hop astringency on the swallow. Some lingering Sauvignon Blanc aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, and very morish.
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml @ my parentís place
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
FatPhil (9180) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (Drapersí Arms (JDW), Peterborough)
6 Almost perfumey malty aroma.
4 Rich reddy brown, small tight head.
6- Odd sacchariney sweet maltiness. Rich and fruity. Hot cross buns.
3 Very smooth palate, soft carbonation, almost slick. Herbal finish, a bit odd.
11 I donít know why, but this just isnít gelling with me at the moment.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with hop spices and fruit note.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Salling, Aarhus.
Pours hazy dark amber with a staying, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is kinda sweet, caramel, some walnuts, a slight earthy bitterness. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, some lingering doughy sweetness. Lots of earthy, piney and grassy bitterness. Quite good bitterness.