bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
smell of yeast and hops; amber with a creamy, long-lasting head; disappointing, watery taste
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Carrefour, Camas, Spain.
T: Malt, caramel, slightly watery.
Graham77 (412) - SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can from Sainsbury. Amber colour minimal head. Nice carbonation though. Aroma is malty caramel, fairly one dimensional but pleasant nevertheless. The taste is medium sweet and very light bitter with a dry balanced quality, maybe a touch nutty. Good ale.
ibrubeer (284) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 500ml can. Aroma is slightly sweet, nutty, not bitter. Medium to dark clear amber color with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Taste is sweet malt, slightly nutty, maybe a little cooked corn? Typical "British ale" flavor. Thin body. Overall, a pretty typical British beer. I still liked it. Nostalgic.
allenhuerta (2) - Eschenbach, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer opens up with an overwhelming caramel character and a very light floral hop character. Slight toasty notes come in underneath and a touch nutty to round it out. Crystal clear as it poured into the glass in a copper tone and a full, well formed, beige head that slowly dissipates but has a decent retention. A moderate bitterness cuts the sweet caramelly sensation that comes across the palate. The toasty bread notes that came across in the nose cross over into the flavor. Grassy hop character come through moderately high and last deep into the finish. A moderately dry finish and a clean fermentation. No discernible esters, diacetyl, or other off flavors. Medium full body, probably helped along by the caramel malt character, soft carbonation, no alcohol warmth or astringency.
Overall, I found the aroma to be sickly with how intense the caramel notes came off. The grassy-ness in the flavor stood out a bit much and there wasn’t much complexity to it. A moderate bitterness was one of the best qualities and the toasty notes cut the caramel in the flavor.
A very easy drinker that would work well with simple meals such as salads, with an oily dressing or a vinaigrette. Something acidic to cut through the beer, such as an addition of lemon or lime to a favorite meal. Sounds generic, but fish and chips would probably work with this. I would avoid very bold flavored foods as they would completely overpower this beer.
BreWedge (471) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml can. Pours a clear amber with a large cascading off-white head though it settles quite quickly. Aromas are dominated by the caramel sweetness of the crystal malts. Tastes are very typical of the ESB with definite sweet caramel malts and a some red licorice. Sweetness almost to the point of being cloying. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a medium bittersweet finish. This beer might actually be better a little colder.
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted sugar in aroma
Citric flavour in finish
Subtle caramel in finish
A great amber beer.
PlutonowyMan (410) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowny. Piana to mocny punkt tego piwa, w kolorze ecru, zwarta, bardzo g?sta, d?ugotrwa?a, bomba.
Aromat to mocna podbudowa s?odowa, jest lekko karmelowy, z delikatnymi nutami owocowymi.
Smak: tutaj zdecydowanie du?o wi?cej karmelu mo?e nawet za du?o, ponownie delikatna owocowo?? no i to by by?o na tyle.
Goryczka delikatna, mydlana. Wysycenie niskie.
FBoekman (177) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ljusbrun klar. Ganska mycket skum. Luktar lite päron. Smakar smörkola, päron svagt bränt. God bitter.
Speko (158) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at PiwPaw. Golden and clear with light body and soft carbonation. Quite doll i’m afraid to say.
arsol (956) - NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Klar kobber farge. med lst beige skum. Lukter malt, sødme. Noe bitter avslutning.