dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to tulip
Lots of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and caramel aromatics there seems to be a overripe apple aroma in the background. Slightly cloudy reddish amber with a long lasting, very creamy off white head. Fruity and some late lasting bready hoppiness; the fruit washes away almost immediately. Kind of disappointing given the aroma.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely looking ESB, too sweet though. Nice malty aroma, slightly too carbonated.
Masterkush7 (554) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice amber colour with little head. Aroma is mostly of malt As well as taste. There is some hop bitterness but not much hop flavour. Pretty lacklustre ale.
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Quite an easy going, approachable ESB. Loads of floral hops and grass on the nose. Taste shows a more malt driven beer than lead to believe. Quite sticky and resinous. Heavy caramel. Hop bitterness on the finish. Not too shabby
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
such low ratings.. why? this is a cracking ESB- toffee malt aromas with a layered palate of citrus, pine and butter-toffee. a complex session ale- excellent value
vinhol (284) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mil bottle from public brewery Croydon slighty fruit aroma cooper in colour no head taste is a little malty
andrewturba (1001) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a small spotty off white head leaving a little lace. Aroma is caramel, grainy and faint grass. Flavour is sweet maltiness, caramel, grass, and light citrus.
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vibrant fruity aroma but sadly it was a little thin and fairly bland, not a beer for those who like a lot of flavour. Very sessionable though.
downender (6379) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Caramel, red fruits, bready malts and a touch of grassy hop in the finish. Enjoyable, easy drinking.
Mattress63 (64) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper colour, not too much aroma. Good full flavoured ESB, surprised this beer doesn?t rate higher. One of my favourite Aussie ESB?s. Love the Holgate range.