Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 31/3/2011. Pours a clear copper colour with little head. Has a very strong malty aroma with some sweet fruits and honey. It starts out with sweet caramel and toffee malts, followed by some citrus fruit and nutty flavours. It finishes with a toasty/roasty bitterness whiuch is quite firm and lasting. This is a very good ESB.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear, dark amber to brown, nice persistent white head. A great big whiff of hop aroma over some toasty caramel malts. Medium body with plenty of malt with a lingering bitterness. This is a really good ESB; I need to go hunt this out on tap.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at Warners at the Bay Beer Festival 2010. Decent ESB, plenty of malt character to ovrpower the hops, with some spice and bitterness at the finish.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lovely tawny amber colour. Nose is vegemite. And lots of it. In the mouth more vegemite, crystal malts quite dominant with an english hops finish reminding me of marmalade.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - clear orange/red. Thin beige head.Medium carbonation and body. Caramel malts, quite hoppy and a little nutty and spicy. Medium bitter finish. Fresh and crisp.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle at Bishops Arms SoFo, Stockholm) Poured deep amber and clear with small and white head. Aroma contained malts and some raisin. Palate was medium bodied with quite a lot of carbonation. Flavours were malts, light roastedness, hops, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter and malty.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a short, bubbly off-white head that doesn’t last long. Lots of malty caramel and piney, citrusy hops on the nose. Flavour leans more towards the caramel/malt with the hops still noticeable but not as strong, plus some woody, nutty notes. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter finish that lingers. Was expecting a little bit more of an ESB but still enjoyed this. Highly sessionable.
hawthorne00 (2094) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nut brown. Tight, barely off-white head. Caramel and fruity malt nose, lifted by citrus hops. Very creamy mouthfeel. Tastes sweet and fruity with a mildly bitter finish. I suspect this would be better draught. Lacks the easy grace of the Mt Macedon Ale.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Darkish copper colour with a slice of foam across the top with an aroma of caramel and malt mixed with honey. Strong flavour that stays in the mouth. Smooth and low bitterness, very drinkable.