dfearnley (760) - 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.
Masterkush7 (371) - 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.
StevieT (377) - 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.
andrewturba (920) - 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.
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.
Mattress63 (54) - 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.
downender (5896) - 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.
lliams (193) - 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
maneliquor (2780) - 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
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a handsome copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has fruitcake and toffee notes, as well as some light floral hops. Floral hops up front are backed by sweeter candied fruit. Fruitcake, biscuit and toffee malt notes lend some weight to the mid-palate, with some resurgent floral and faint citrus hops in the finish. This is a convincing take on the sweeter style of bitter. The flavours are spot on, and my only real issue is that it is perhaps a touch over-carbonated for a beer of this style.