hawthorne00 (1856) - Melbourne, - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11C. Darkish amber with a modest light beige head. Aroma of plums, raisins, cake, some chocolate and spices.Pretty full-bodied, lowish carbonation. Dark fruits, toffee and bread, firm bitterness. A bit salty at the end. Pretty good.
Beer3000 (3723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with a dense off-white head. Aroma is light malt, caramel, toast and some fruit. Flavor is sweet biscuit malt, caramel, some fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and aftertaste. Decent average.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear amber color with a white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet fruity, malty and fresh hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity and hoppy on a solid malty background.
Overall impression: Lovely fresh and tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, rostad smak, en aning karamell och nöt. Vattnig och saknar kropp.
OnZa_FIN (2) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer with aroma of caramel, roasty, herbs. Beer is red in color, similar to Spitfire for example. Good first impression and good after taste.
Appearance minimal head, red color not much sparkling. Taste further is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour. medium body, soft carbonation and long finish.
shoestring (224) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, malt sweet toffee- all there,. a wee gem and thoroughly enjoyed this one.
jd543 (118) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great go-to beer. Dark brown, clear iin colour. Thick,, caramel, smooth. Always a good option.
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 4.7%. Slightly farty aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour starts off malty, turning roasted with a sort of spicy malt note. Later comes a mild grassy hoppiness followed by a medium bitterness which is quite clean.
Bamsen78 (819) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with quickly vanishing off-white head. Clear aroma of hop, malt and dried fruit. Bitter, hoppy aroma with a fruity note. Dry finish.
OK, but more like an English IPA than an ESB.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110327.
Pours golden color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits and malts. Flavor of fruits, grass, malts and some caramel notes.
Jado (251) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 500 ml bottle. It pours a lightish brown with some light haze and a floppy cream head. Initially got some floral notes on the nose, followed by caramel. The caramel really comes through in the taste together with biscuit-like roasty malt, overlaid with a restrained hop bite that adds a lemony note at the end. Uncomplicated but quite elegant ESB.