Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown, modest but persistent head. Grass and citrus, some fruit. Medium bitterness. Pretty nice and balanced, if not that exceptional.
Andy_ (831) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, slightly hazy beer with a soapy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a weird peaty whiskey kind of aroma. Aroma has also that peaty flavor with malts, wood amd bitterness. The finish is pretty long, dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium full with moderate carbonation. It’s a pretty refreshing drink and is not a copy from the Fuller’s ESB but is still similar enough.
olsvammel (3701) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF. Malty and flowery smell and taste. Felt very brittish, but nothing special.
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the Drink Shop, Tallinn, hazy amber colour, huge cream head. Sweet fruity aroma with, citrus, floral hops and hint of nuts, taste is a bit on the bitter side, full body, bitter aftertaste. Quite an interesting one and pleasant, could be a but more bitter though.
mikkos (251) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with a medium white head. Aroma is malty sweet, a bit floral, honey maybe?, yeast and a hint of a metallic smell there too. Taste is sweet malts and flowery hops, quite balanced. A tad too high co2 and a bit sour too, wonder if this is the best batch. Medium body. Not very bitter, but balanced. Rather okay nevertheless and very drinkable.
Marstonlad (505) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Pours reddish copper with a little but lasting white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is malts-oriented with some toasty and caramel notes pairing with dark fruitiness. Taste is also malty; bready and nutty elements feature with sweetish caramel. Hoppiness is fairly weak to be honest; it appears only in the dry, light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, very smooth palate makes this very drinkable. Decent sweetish ale from Malmgård but you would maybe expect more bitterness from an extra special bitter.
Cuso (5329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Hazy dark amber color with medium white head. Fruity hops in aroma with honey, spices, yeast, lemon. Fruity taste with citrus hops, grapefruit zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
andrepintado (1679) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle thanks to Miksu! Dark copper color with nice medium head. Carbonation is very soft and nice. Taste is medium bitter and light sour. Seems like the sourness isn’t suppose to be in here... Aroma is nice and hoppy, light fruit and dried fruits and also light to medium yeasty. The yeast aroma is strange but it’s a nice ESB anyway!
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish amber with low white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus, light hops and malt. Taste is bready, malty and caramelly without really sticking out in any direction. Body is light to medium, fresh with soft carbonation.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber in color with a small head. A bit of earthy notes and ripe apricot fruitiness in aroma. Slightly bitter gardenberries in taste. Even if the aroma is a bit off-putting I do lile this brew because quite soft fruityness and easy drinkability on a hot summerday at the seashore.