Bif (1679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark coppery color with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malt and bit of citrus. Taste of roasted malt, bit of citrus and grain. Coarse bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body with bit of a grainy feel. Farly average ESB, expected a bit more.
nihtila (1622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.1.2014. Brittialen tyyppinen mieto tuoksu. Maussa kypsää hedelmää, bitteriä.
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Pours orange to bronze with a medium head, aroma of fruits, hops and floral notes, flavor is bitter with malt and floral notes, medium bodied.
mike_77 (3890) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown with slight haze. Aroma has some sweet malts and dried fruits. Flavours of dry, floral hop and sweet, slightly chocolatey malts. Bittersweet and full flavoured.
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift from Helsinki. Pours a beautiful dark hazy coppery amber with a light creamy head that retains and laces quite nicely. Nose is herbal, grassy, nutty, floral - very good and distinctly English. Acquires a pungent yeasty note as it’s warmed. Taste is fruity and fresh, quite tamed and light at first, then starts to build up the rather harsh bitterness of Goldings, finishing very dry and malty. Body medium, carbonation gentle, mouthfeel quite soft. A nice, simple, refreshing brew. Haven’t had Fuller’s ESB in a very long time, but right now I think I like Huvila’s more, even though it might be all too nice and safe.
kerenmk (3206) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Hazy honey-amber with white film. Toast, some date honey aroma, mild bitterness, mouthful maltiness and a little hoppy taste. Medium-bodied, long, bitter finish.
alex_alkis (415) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A robust ESB that taste quite well. Perhaps a little easy to drink though.
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Stas. Hazy orange-amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruitiness, yeast and some hops, a bit earthy. Sweetish flavor with caramel, some fruitiness, yeast, and some earthy and slightly citric hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied.
minihame2 (269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colour, a bit hazy with a small off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with floral notes. Taste is slightly bitter, very soft. Nice smooth mouthfeel and carbonation. Very nice.
Senka (883) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Pours as a hand pumped bitter. Beautiful clear walnut brown with fine bubbly head. Gently carbonated, slightly oily. Tasted like lemongrass and oranges. Slightly acidic finish. Not my favourite ESB, but is quite close to it. Previous bottle I tried 2 years ago seemed to be more softer, sweeter and less bitter.