ShaneJ (659) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk (June 2014). Slightly hazy copper, off-white head, lots of caramel malt, slightly nutty, roasty, juicy tropical fruit hops, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, a very good ESB.
vinhol (344) - 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
dfearnley (1153) - 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 (575) - 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 (880) - 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 (1147) - 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 (68) - 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 (6696) - 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 (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