fcarva22 (4) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The combination of different malts and the fact that it's fermentation is finished in the bottle make this a distinctive english ale born in New Zealand..
trith1 (53) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber appearance; crisp aroma, yet reminiscent of a horse stable. The hop is clean and warming, which you expect of a winter ale. Palate is complex, perhaps a touch bitter on its own, next time I would couple it with a a richly spiced meal to cleanse and balance the truly earthy nature of the brew. Definitely would drink again, but needs a food pairing. Another feather in the MOA brewing hat. **please roll before opening.
HenriqueBraga (125) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 6, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cerveja estava claramente oxidada. Avermelhada / Âmbar, ausência total de espuma. Aroma resinoso e só, não capitei ésteres, o que se repetiu no sabor. Zero de carbonatação, amargor médio, corpo médio-alto. Aftertaste doce.
Capa (2572) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, rusty hops, with plenty of malt backbone to really prove its English roots. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.
DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kenny Rd Market. Copper orange pour with a big fluffy light tan head and sudsy stick. Aroma of caramel, orange, spice, floral. Tastes are zesty citrus, floral, toffee, pepper, herbal, berry. Oily palate. Astringent and lightly dry in the finish. Strange brew overall - but interesting.
probstblueribbon (3654) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.7 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep amber with a large creamy light tan head and fine floaty bits.
Aroma: Bright citrus hops, a bit woodsy and floral, has an acidic edge, limited bread crust/biscuit malt character, lightly fruity.
Palate: Medium body, relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: A bit maltier than the nose, with a bit of caramel/toffee as well as breadiness, citrus hops with an herbal twang, still lightly acidic (mild infection??), light fruity esters; dry with fairly good bitterness and a balanced finish.
Not bad. Not as good as I was hoping for.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Pours hazy dirty brown & aromatic there is a balanced & complex herbal hoppy citrus taste that goes down well with an enjoyable tangy lingering aftertaste
nezzapunk (27) - - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 500ml, good reddish thick appearance, good level of fizz and good frothy head, taste is little bit lacking but it is well balanced , kind of like a full bodied ale with hint of citrus notes and bit malty but not in your face style, finish is quite clean but with a little bit of roasty notes.
minutemat (3877) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle @ the 9th Shrewsbury Bottle Share Oct 14, courtesy of myself. Bought at Utobeer. Pours a hazy reddish amber with nice citrus aroma. Taste is citrussy with lemon, lime, grapefruit & gooseberries, smoothly presented and enjoyable. The most vibrant ESB I think I’ve ever had.
BlackHaddock (5866) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork and caged .375 litre bottle: cheers Mat for bringing this to the Oct 14 Shrewsbury bottle swap. Misty pour to the amber/orange body, the topping a beige affair that tried to hang around. Mixed bag of aromas and tastes, a kind of sweet and sour blend with grapefruit and malty molasses coming to the fore. I liked it, different and interesting.