LesArgen (238) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s all sweetness and malt on the nose. I’m not very experienced with the bitters, but it wasn’t want I was expecting. The maltiness also comes through strongly on drinking but it’s more palatable without quite as much sugar. There’s some nice, modest hoppiness at the end. Overall, it’s a nice taste but probably a little bit simple. Malt, then hop. The end.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with smallish cream coloured head. Nice floral hop aroma offset the light sweet caramel back bone. Flavours are quite sweet upfront with some resiny hop bitterness on the end to finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.
deanso (6092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at taps beer bar, KL.
This white head. Clear golden pour. Nice bitterness.
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like creamy soda! Minimal carbonation. Oaky aroma. Light, almost caramel flavour. Lasts, not bad.
Maris (1085) - 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 (2345) - 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 (4974) - 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.