kevinsenn (977) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Magnolia. Clear amber with a foamy head. Bready caramel aroma with light fruit. Taste is bitter with slightly sour bread notes, some floral notes, with a bitter and slightly metallic finish. Low carbonation, thin body. A good English ale.
Bule (572) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours an amber color with a bit of head. Mild hoppiness and a bit of malt.
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Magnolia, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is almost non-existent, not really anything on the nose. Flavour is pretty much the same, with light toasted English malt - not a whole lot. Not much very inspiring about this.
Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Mikkeller Bar SF. Murky brownish amber shade. Toffee and hops are my first impression, but there’s an interesting fruitiness somewhere in the middle. Dates or cherries may best describe it. A bit watery on the palate and slightly dry. Reminded me of beers back home with a slight US twist evident.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma is a little metallic and a little spicy. Not much else happening here. Transparent copper-orange body with a small, white head present. Starts with subtle metallic hop flavors, before it becomes pretty malty in the middle with Maris Otter. Finishes with a good, grassy hop flavor and mild bitterness.
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
lusikka (5338) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco. Rated on 15.10.2012.
Pours a copper brown colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops and toasted malts. Flavour of weak grassy hops, toasted malts, resin and loads of hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy malty finish. Decent.
wchesser (1003) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Nice bitter-good malt backbone. Some toffee and hop finish. Good ESB interpretation.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Woody, faintly fruity nose, subdued. Bitter, hoppy, but not citrussy. Again very light-fruity notes; if it’s fruit, it’s unrecognisable. Medium bodied at best, feels highly carbonated. Pleasing, if totally unspectacular beer.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty mediocre bitter. Lacking a lot in aroma and flavor. Truly a pity.