downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Broadmead, Bristol branch as part of a 6 UK beers for £10 deal, which proved to be excellent value. Copper coloured with a big, frothy, off-white head. Hedgerow hops, some biscuity malts, a hint of citrus and lengthy, bitter finish. Good.
JulienHuxley (2935) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Clear deep copper pour with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma of toasted malt, wet grassy hoppy notes and figs. Taste is sweet, toasted caramel, figs and dates with a nice bitter grassy finish. A really nice blend of English malts and hops, really quite tasty. Palate is medium I didn’t have any expectations but bought it on the basis that the other beers I had were ok. This was pretty good.
jmgreenuk (4069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a very thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet hop malt. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a tropical fruit malt light hop palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Nice and refreshing but a little sweet for me.
leaparsons (7953) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix and toffee with soap and raisins. Some leafy, herbal notes with light vinous aspects. Flavours are juicy malts with raisins and berries. Woody with toffee and nutty tea. Spicy with a berry fruit finish. Decent.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from M&S, the Hague.
Decent white head. Hazy amber pour. Nice bitterness
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dover Marks & Spencer drunk on the train to Folkestone. Clear mid brown colour lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma. Fresh hoppy aroma. Lovely. Decent biscuit malt. Some light pepper on the finish. Hops dominate through out. Just lacks a little malt fullness otherwise a perfect esb.
Borresteijn (4563) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl Bottle from M&S A'dam. Clear deep copper amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of soft citrus and orange hoppiness, caramel, light nutty, toast, soft sweet floral notes. Flavour is light to medium-sweet, floral, some caramel, citrus and orange, soft hoppy bitter finish with a hint of grain and nuts. Light-bodied. Nice stuff.
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper ... big bubbly off white head ... soft dry toffee malt nose ... quite fizzy ... dry woddy bitter toffee ... ok
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured light amber with a small white head. Aroma of zesty citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour of sweet orange and bitter nuttyness with a dry finish.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No dead supermarket fizz this: pops with a distinctly ’conditioned’ gush onto the kitchen tiles. Pours clear bronze with a narrow white collar. Mellow gelatinous Haribo aroma suggesting orange, blackcurrant and strawberry. Soft, slightly saline mellow fruit flavour with hints of grenadine, strawberry and orange chew. Gently smoked nut afters with a wisp of chocolate. Good.