smcolw (530) - 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 (2224) - 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.
ladnewton (1417) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Claret Free House in Croydon on 21/11/2009. Copper coloured with whitish head. Spicy and hoppy with a lot of fruit and the flavour of a sweet variety of Orval. A zingy mouthfeel and a long hoppy finish.
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Sainsburys, Brighton. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavour is malty, estery, plastic. Not too well.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Sweet smooth aroma. Clear golden colour with a thin white head that clings to the glass. Sweet pale ale. Slight bitterness with tangy citrus. A little dull in the scheme of things. Doesn’t show off but is a reasonable pale.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit metallic but nicely enough done bitter with some strange hop notes that didn’t sit well with me.
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a great beer, highly recommened. I’d say this is about the best beer i’ve had before. Packed full of great tasting beer, strong, dark and deep.. great beer to go for.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Light medicinal, metallic and citrus aroma. Light hazy, orange/yellow color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, citrus, light herbal, light metallic. Ok, not very special.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Sainsbury´s, Newhaven - shared with Roger. Amber color, big off-white head. Aroma is floral hops and malt. Flavor is malty, fine bitterness from hops, some fruit.