MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma. Nice light floral hop aroma. Poured a hazy amber color with medium, but long lasting head. Gentle hop bitterness mixes nicely with the malt flavor. After the initial malty sweetness goes away, a very strong hop flavor comes through. The sharp hop flavor lingers a long time. Medium body with with a lot of hops that masks the low carbonation. Good beer. More hop bitterness than I expected.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy medium amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is very floral. Medium body with sharp but foamy carbonation. Flavor is light stone fruit, light citrus, mild roast malt, and a lot of florality. Smooth. Sensuous. Could drink this forever.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Thomas Kemp Brighton. A golden coloured beer with a thick whitish head. A decent hoppy beer with a nice biscuity and sweet malt base. Nice depth and there are late citrus hops which are really good. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 2.7. Average becomes 3.2
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma of biscuit, toffee, floral hops, grain. Taste is sweet caramel, apple, good earthy bitterness. Medium light body.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle on 1/5/10.
pours cinnamon-y iced tea colored and clear with a barely off white head.
the aroma is a touch catty at first... it opens up to show caramel, fruit (peaches maybe), florals, grain, herbaceous-ness and earthy spice.
the flavor is the same as the aroma but with a spiced dry finish and a touch of malty sweetness.
the medium body feels like it is missing something in the middle but it is certainly easy to put away. 6/3/6/3/13/3.1
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lasting ring of white head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of biscuit and malt. Flavor is biscuit, malt, some grassy hops. Finish is sweet malt, yet, a little dry.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple, pear, some earthy/floral, peach, light melon. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/orange, some peach, light melon. Light body.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear orange under a large off-white whipped cream head. fruity floral hop aroma with sweet caramel malt. palate is creamy and medium bodied. a very balanced brew with toasted caramel and floral hops. this one is nice.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Two-finger eggshell white head--dense. Light amber color with a slight haze. Some chunky lace.
Very mild aroma of softer, paler malts. Some caramel. Nearly no hop.
More watery than I’d expect for the style. There’s a distinctly adjunct flavor to the malt...disappointing. Mild hop finish--not long lasting.
drpimento (2040) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured with a nice large, textured, foamy, frothy, off-white head and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is typical Brit esb and nothing of note. Flavor is more interesting - with a little sour tang on the sides of the tongue, some decent hop and malt and so some sweet and bitter flavors. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is ok with some odd solvent flavors. Not a bad beer but nothing special.