MrTipple (2871) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: bread and grain malts, caramel, some red berries. Appearance: clear amber, small, frothy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: caramel, bread and grain malts, remains lightly bitter throughout, dry finish, soft carbonation. Overall: somewhat boring ESB, lacks complexity in both aroma and palate. Bottle from brewery shop, Lewes.
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mid brown with a fine creamy head. Smells of bread, fruit, dark malt, and sugar. Medium sweet flavour, fruit and sugar, dark fruit and light hops. Sort of a mix of beer and a fruit drink.
Erzengel (7136) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schöner aromatischer Ale-Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig-süßlich, dabei sehr malzig. Im Hauptteil wird das Bier milder, die typische Ale-Note tritt hinter dem Malz in den Hintergrund. Der Hopfen ist erst im letzten Teil des Nachgeschmacks spürbar, aber trotzdem ausgewogen.
--> Deutlich malziges Ale mit leichter Süße. Lecker.
Quack-Duck (9079) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Noble Wines in Tunbridge Wells. Brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base, robust and with a fruity touch, shy but pleasant hops. Hints of caramel.
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour with a very small off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and molasses, slightly floral. Smooth and slightly sweet malty flavours, some raisin, and a drier finish. Good.
Theydon_Bois (15632) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Rilester at the Sussex Arms (not purchased there - from Harveys online!), Twickenham Green, 12/01/13.
Clear mid brown/very dark amber with an off white head.
Nose is toffee, dark malt, sugars, dark fruit.
Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, light hop presence, dark fruits, biscuit notes, light spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with some bitterness in the dry finish.
Leighton (17258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration Tune-Up, London. Thanks to Duff, from RateBeer, for cracking open this rarity with us underlings. Pours clear, honey-amber with a fine cream head. Big fruity, toasty-bready nose. Medium sweet flavor with nice berry fruits, nice toffee sugars. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dried fruits on the finish with light leather, toffee and caramel. Very nice ESB.
jackl (6691) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Scopey’s Pre-CBC tune-up. Light brown color with a tiny head. The nose is very mellow caramel malt, pecan nuts and strawberry jam. The taste is light raisins, burnt brown sugar and pear. The finish is long and a bit salty. The body’s light, the carbonation soft. Overall, there’s not much to say really. I found it to be a pretty boring ESB.
Scopey (11395) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, big thanks to the legendary Duff for pulling these Harveys out of the bag.... It pours deep amber-ruby, with a thick white head. The nose is toffee, wood, leather, varnish and a touch of white sugar. The taste is leather, leaf, wood, grass and dust, with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not too shabby at all.
harrisoni (16596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now I loved this on cask. It’s still pretty good in a bottle. White peppery hops are still there on the aroma. Syrupy fruity malt still there on the aroma. Almost whiskyish on the aroma. Jammy fruit in the mouth. But what is lacking is any kind of mouthfeel. The body is no existant. Then a jammy finish. Starts well but the bottling does this beer no favours.