Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, dough, dried fruit, grassy, floral and golden syrup.
Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, slightly sweet, burnt malty fruity finish.
Comments: Very good and slight lacing.
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If there’s a beer that I have an enduring affection for, it is ESB. It reminds me of my ancestry, and somehow drinking it just feels right. This one is a good example: on the rosy copper side of golden with an enduring thick cream coloured head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. It smells of fruity malts and gentle woody hoppiness, but dominated by that cracked malt aroma that is quite delicious. It puts me in mind of Bakewell Tart with its fruitiness and sweet pastry character. A taste reveals those same flavours with a lovely balance of bitterness and sweet malt with both enduring. I just want more... can I have more? Please?
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #932, flaske fra svigerfars køleskab. Gylden øl med dårligt skum. Mild duft af karamel og malt. Smagen er præget af solbær, karamel og malt og ender i en solid bitterhed. Rimeligt tyk og blød i munden.
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle tesco. Dark amber slight head. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is similar nice bitter finish. Medium body nice mouthfeel sift carbonated. Decent bottled stuff.
Bamsen78 (4273) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with stable off-white head. Mild aroma of hops and yeast, with subtle fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with malty and fruity notes which are quite disturbing for the overall experience. Bitter and slightly sourish finish. A bit dusty and old. Past BBD. Needs re-rating.
martjoobolut (1470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 0,5L bottle, BB 12.12.2014. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and caramel. Taste is bitter, fruity, metallic, and caramel. Overall: not something I would try again, but also not really awful.
Soulda (1) - Silvano d’Orba, ITALY - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Una ale rossa inglese di grande fattura . Al naso nessuna imperfezione ed una perfetta aderenza alla tipologia, Al palato un’esplosione di frutta rossa, con luppoli giustamente bilanciati , grande morbidezza sul palato.
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Full flavoured beer. Pours nice reddy brown with a decent off-white head that maintains. Biscuit and fruit aromas. Nice smooth finish with bitter aftertaste.
Kalarel (34) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Clear amber, tall head that stays. Sweet malty, fruity aroma with some honey. Creamy texture, no carbonation. Malty taste with some hoppy bitterness underneath and a touch of fruit.
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma. Taste is fruit and caramel sweet. Medium body, medium carbonation.