nihtila (2571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from.. maybe Asda. Clear amber. Nose is very sweet, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is caramel, maple, light nuts and red fruits light bitter. Decent supermarket beer.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle from Lidl, Langley Moor.
This has a strange, very pinkish, red-brown hue with moderate carbonation driving a loose, off-white head that diminishes very quickly leaving the beer look a little flat. The nose is equally unappealing with sickly overripe notes jarring with vinegar and making me fear that this would be a shocker. Fortunately the taste is better, with soft, doughy malts prominent and as promised some maple syrup flavours on a dry finish. It’s full and just a little lively on the palate. I had this while eating dinner; its slight stodginess definitely complements food.
lokis333 (280) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber color with small off white foam. Aroma of malt and bit caramely, quite weak and sweet, typical for a bitter. Palate, Medium body with thickish oily texture leaving calamel malt finish. Taste, Lightly bitter, malty, oily and nutty but quite simple. Overall, As a bitter it is quite nice full body and full flavour but quite typical.
AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - deep amber with a red hue. A decent head.
Nose - maple, as well as usual toffee.
Taste - more toffee, light nuttiness, maple I suppose.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a rich creamy middle section and a finish which could be a little cleaner, to be honest.
Overall - a decent ESB but I’d like more clean biscuit notes on the finish.
dchad56 (276) - - NOV 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - clear sparkling amber with large frothy head. Hoppy aroma - ok on tongue/ in mouth. Slightly sweet, malty with bitter finish. Enjoyed.
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Clear coppery amber with almost no head. Pleasant but subtle light toffee aroma. Medium body with good carbonation. Nice taste - rich and sweet with toffee malt flavours and distinct maple notes with some slight tangy and bitter balance. Good beer with maple present but not overwhelming.
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evitzius (21) - - SEP 24, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Barwa karmelowa, goryczka zmieszana ze s?odycza. Dobre .....degusowane 25.09.2015.
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SarkyNorthener (3797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from lidl, wednesbury. Amber beer with small residual head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is malts, some sweetness that could be maple syrup but since I have never had it, I can’t be sure and some mold hop bitterness. Ok.
AtronSeige (1138) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Medium-high toffee, floral,
Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Small, tan head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium floral, medium-high bitterness. Light malty sweetness. Dry finish with lingering floral and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Carbonic sting.
Overall: Carbonation is a big problem. The flavours are great though.
500 ml bottle, poured.
8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
at_the_hop (102) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stale smell and a bit of that in the taste too. Soft sweet biscuit. Light spice and cherry. Pretty unremarkable I’m afraid.