SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500nl brown bottle, filtered, from Asda. Sweetish, slightly sticky biscuit malt. Fragrant English hops. A light and pleasant premium bitter. The more I drink it the more I like it. Though I think too many would get cloying. And it does lack depth. But it is pleasant and attractive.
berkshirejohn (4908) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. A golden amber pour with a tight cream head; rich malty aroma; a thick, buttery, caramel, malt taste; but with the alcohol very obvious in the finish, despite the relatively low ABV. I’m not impressed.
JimmyBoy74 (330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska på Ölmässan Örebro. En helt ok ESB från för mig ett helt okänt bryggeri. Men alltid kul med nytt.
SarkyNorthener (2622) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from asda, bristol. Drunk in appartment at Butlins, minehead. Copper beer with medium head. Aroma is malts and caramel. Taste is malty, caramel and mild hops. Ok beer.
Mr_Pink_152 (1433) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Amber with a white lasting head. Good hoppy aroma, with some hay. Slightly sweet caramel flavoured with malt. Nice bitter finish.
Douberd (2902) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle at home, into a Guinness glass, ABV 5.1%
Deep orange colour on a clear body, with minimal activity in it. Almost two fingers of off-white head, good density, average retention. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of hops, better that I expected, citrus, orange peel.
Taste also of citrus, orange peel, a bit of cookie dough, well balanced with the malty elements, a bit of grass, some fruity hints on the finish. Bitter but not extremely so, with the bitterness having a short duration.
Medium thin body, soft carbonation.
I was expecting a thirteen in the dozen but this is actually very good.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Just didn’t do it for me, not enough malt-base to be called an ESB according to me.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @ the 2nd Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of Luc. One of the bottles we didn’t quite finish last time. Pours a browny gold, crisp citrus, biscuit malts with a caramel hue. Drinkable session beer.
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: shared between four at the second ever Shrewsbury Bottle Share on 24th Feb 2014, cheers Luc for bringing it.
This is my fourth beer from these guys and they have all been better than OK so far, this didn’t hurt their reputation either.
Pours a pleasant light amber colour with head that is almost white, if a little thin in places.
A slightly more malty nose than hoppy, some subtle fruitiness with a caramel undertone to the aromas.
The taste is also leaning towards the malty side although there is a drying finish to each sip. Semi-sweet biscuity feel to the flavour with some caramel loitering about as well. Touches of a citrus nature calm the malts down and help to balance the beer somewhat, an easy drinking brew that helped the evening to flow nicely.