D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour, medium creamy head. Very dry finish, some herbal notes, well balanced. Very pleasant one, refreshing.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle from Sainsbury’s] Caramel notes, grassy hope, a little alcohol. body is thin for the abv. dry finish with some alcohol showing again. Not great.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh, leafy hops aroma, some malt also, dark amber, pours a small cream head. Nice hoppy flavour, with a decent amount of hops.Light bodied, balanced, easy drinking. Pretty good.
dj (538) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 500ml. A deep golden colour with a small head. Fruity aroma of orange, banana, hops and yeast. Some pasteurised notes. Taste is sweet with roasted malt, citrus and alcohol. A sweet finish with citrus and strong bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Quite good, but could be better.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 shared with mate: aroma of oxidized hops and some malts. Why do English brewers use these clear bottles. appearence is dark copper color. medium body. Don’t buy, not worth it.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle BB 10/09/07) Slightly toffee-like and slightly malty aroma. Golden colour, clear, slightly sparkling and small to average, white, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Fruity (citrus), malty, moderately bitter and very slightly toffee-like flavour. Light to medium-bodied and lively carbonated palate with a hint of metalness. 01/09/06
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper-amber body with a small bready white head. The aroma is bready with fresh leafy hops, and cookies. The flavour is rather bitter, astringent, and fairly refreshing. Abundant bread in an essentially solid ESB.
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with bright amber white head. Refreshing, slightly mineral aroma, gentle hop nose. Medium bodied with clean hoppy character. Neat refreshing session bitter.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange colored, little white head. Dry, bitter, fruity and slightly alcoholic aroma. Indeed, dryness comes up nicely. Medium bodied. Flavor is also slightly one-dimensional: dry, fruity. slightly caramelly and hoppy. Aftertaste has also some citrus tones.
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at Morrisons, Aylesbury, Tues 8th August. Thought that I’d already rated this but evidently not. Light amber coloured, very clear quite malty little bit toffee and chewy didn’t really strike me as a 5.7%er not at all, touch on the sweet side with some hop presence, this was fine enough but I’ve had a lot better.