mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale copper colour. Quite a floral, hoppy aroma and a hint of wood too. Nice dry, hoppy flavour.
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a light brown colour with a thin white head that soon disappears. Plenty of roasted malt in the aroma, the taste is malty with a hops and a hint of some caramel with a dry finish.
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malts and earthy in aroma. The flavor is malty and slightly bitter with the requisite fruity malt/hop aftertaste. Not bad overall, similar to an EPA but still enough punch for an ESB.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden-pour with a bit of soft sweet caramel/toffee flavour. There is a bit of fruit and some orange peel and some cherry. Estery and herbal. Fresh and a little bit hoppy. Soft palate - pretty lovely brew. A little bit of floral character.
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle and the Nook. Pours dark orange with a thin but persistent head. The aroma is apples, some nutty notes, and orange and pine hops. The flavor is a measured and subtle bitterness, with roasted malt sweetness in the front. The palate is medium, fairly carbonated, and a little astringent. A good, flavorful bitter.
SanfordBrewer (1502) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with a thin beige head, medium body with high carbonation.
Aroma: bright minerality, grassy hops, white bread.
Taste: pale and toffee malt sweetness, crisp minerality, and grassy hops with a hint of pine emerging as it warms.
Has an interesting character to it. Could work very well with certain food pairings.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle from Ex Cellar, Fulham. Two fingers of cream-ish white foam. Body is brilliant, pale amber. Nutty and bready with a rounded sweetness to the nose. A noticable whiff of hay/grass from the hops. Fairly sweet malt flavor. Toasted, light peppery with caramel tones. Distinctly bitter, earthy and grassy. Well-bodied. Slick in the mouth. Dryness and fine bitter tones in the ending. A pretty nice ESB.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
23rd March 2008
A hoppy ale with plenty of lingering dry hop bitterness but not a lot of hop fruit. Dissapointing!
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and fruity citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, fruity, earthy with a nice bitter finish.
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, loads of sticky fruity notes with some darker caramel malt with grit. Hop stickiness. Hazy, dull copper color but a buoyant, jiggly rocky white head. Taste is very, very dry with some light grit and a surprisingly clear, ringing bitterness. Dark, earthy overtones, headed a touch toward metallic, though. Light-medium body, has some umph, no accusation of wateriness here. Very natural, bitter-roasty appeal.