pilgrimoutlaw (826) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with off white head. Tangerines, citrus, grass, caramel, honey. Moderately sweet. Light bitterness. Lightly crisp, medium body.
TheGB (532) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro version. Pours golden with a lasting head. Light aroma, some grass and hops. Taste is smooth with grass, citrus and honey. Smooth palate.
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark red-brown with a thin off-white head. Both the nose and taste are malt heavy with caramel and some dark fruit. Lot of sweetness with a nutty edge. Gentle grassy hop note. Not too bad but not overly exciting either.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz nitro-bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear chestnut color. The head isnít that high for a nitro-beer - at less than a finger high - and is colored white. However, the texture and softness of the head is incredible.
S: Smells rather dull, expected given the serving method. When it warms up, though, it picks up notes of apricot, caramel, toffee, butter/diacetyl, and maybe a touch of vanilla. For a nitroíd ESB, the nose could have been far worse.
T: Toasted caramel malts start things off, giving way to a mildly fruited finish. There are some touches of vanilla flavor I enjoy. I also like how the blandness covers up the less desirable ESB notes...wait, what? Sorry. Letís just say itís a boring beer thatís at least easy to down.
M: This actually has a nice feel. It starts off relatively full-bodied, before immediately turning bone-dry - it stops just short of being watery, however. No real carbonation, but thankfully the dryness renders the need for the former void.
O: Itís a decent party beer, no more, no less. If someone buys a case of this - other than me, for obvious reasons (bland, ESB) - for a celebration and itís the only thing available, damn right Iíll kill a few of these in a night.
mintzmeet (297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oooooh. Love the head (like always). Super frothy, hella lacing. Thick thick creamy micro bubbles.taste very mellow, texture of this is the best part. Ever so slightly bitter.
arkurzynski (1656) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap. Pale amber. Light citrus hops and caramel malt. Flavor is golden/caramel with citrus hops and candy. Nitro actually went well with this.
GlassBrass440 (185) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wish this would be listed separately for the nitro version. Itís a totally different beer. Anyway, the appearance is copper with dense, white head. Nitro gives cascading and lingering foam lace. Nose is caramel, nutty, biscuit, undefined hops. Taste: caramel, floral hop, clean malt. Smooth, low carbonation, medium body. Creamy. Balanced in all aspects. Bitter-sweet-malt-hop.
Rperez (161) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty beer! I wasnt expecting much but this turned out to be a nice well balanced bitter!
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hawanna (2472) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle from Biervana
amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, cereal, citrus, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very hazy amber, with a scummy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and light grassy hop. Fairly flat malt in the flavour, some toffee and herbal notes. Finish was biscuit, caramel and copper. Probably worth a re-rate for the bottle.