reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uto, shared with Chris_O, Mes, Harrisoni and HogTownHarry. Amber with an off white head. Effervescent with notes of hops and asprin. Sweet malt, orange peel and hops with a bitter bite. Interesting.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a slick of a head. The aroma is spiced herbal and bittter, the flavour is bitter and fruity. Overall a reasonable herbal, bitter and spiced beer.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with chris_o, mes_and_sim, harrisoni, reakt and duff - via reakt. Light amber pour with an average creamy beige head. Dry, leafy hop aroma, light caramel malt, a touch acidic. The taste has an iron tang, dry herbal/leafy hops, longish slightly acidic linger, average body - I wasn’t sure about this one after the aroma, but this is a solid, interesting bitterness.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Draught at Bruxellensis. Amber colour with a decent off white head, Floral hop arma with some light fruit. Nicely balanced flavour with more flowery hops, fruit and an underlying maltyness. Good solid bitter finish. Very English character and rather enjoyable.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Kaisla, Helsinki. Coca-cola/ice-tea colour, tiny small head. Chocolatey aroma. Taste very full, extremely bitter with a good palate.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with a white head. Aromas are malty with chocolate and cookies. Some citrus with herbal, rooty notes and strawberry. Flavours are herbal with toffee and chocolate. Citrus with floral notes on the finish.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bruxellensis. Semi-hazy amber with a gorgeous, off-white head. Nose of biscuit malts and hops. Caramel, mildly roasty maly flavor rolls into stronger hops, semi-dry finish and a lightly bitter, lingering aftertaste. A tasty, well-made and balanced bitter.
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (Cold) hazy chestnut coloured beer; flocky cream-coloured small head. Very discreet nose (served very cold...) - bit of caramel, ambrée malt. Ambrée malt in the taste again, spicy, mushrooms flavour, ending quite roasted. Light to medium bodied, bit sticky, giving the impression of being overcarbonated without any visible signs of that. OK, nothing more.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kaisla, July 07. Full taste bitter, very true to the style. Lots of malty flavour, with the hops adding extra dimensions - flowers, resin, a blanket of dry finish. A hint of yeast, too, but not intrusive.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Perfect example of the ESB style, reminds me of the best English ESBs, and better than most of them! Wonderfully hoppy aroma, and rich nutty colour. Tastes a perfect combination of malt and hops. Brilliant ESB, nothing negative to say about it except for availability - I want it in every pub I visit!